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While welcoming the Commission’s “European Economic Recovery Plan” to restore consumer and business confidence – in which the Commission pledges to reduce the burden on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) – and supporting initiatives to simplify company law, it appears that the current Commission Proposal to exempt micro-entities from annual accounts requirements precisely fails… » read more

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Equity, not debt, holds the key to financing the future of the EU’s small business sector. The economic recovery could prove to be business angel’s shining moment. Professor Robin Jarvis, Head of SME Affairs at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and member of ACCA’s Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) Committee, in the… » read more

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The dual challenges of climate and economy have led to a unique opportunity to re-build the global markets with systems sympathetic to climate change. Governments should hence respond to the economic conditions by implementing measures that will encourage environmental investments and a more sustainable approach from business. The trillion dollar bailout of the banking sector… » read more

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Carbon taxes will not be the panacea national governments are probably expecting and their challenge for the future will be to use tax policy as an instrument of positive change. Using environmental and green taxation to boost falling tax revenues needs indeed careful planning by government and policy makers. An essential requirement of green taxes… » read more

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