business in dacorum, hertfordshire

Dacorum Borough Council is working to ensure the area is a place where business flourishes; where people will want to come to live and work, all in a safe environment.  We work in partnership with our business community, landowners, commercial agents and developers to help make this happen. 

Dacorum Look No Further has a dedicated team of experts to help you with business advice, access to possible grant funding, locating searching for suitable premises etc.

For more information and advice please contact
or telephone 01442 531002 (quoting business support)

Government Budget 2016

Businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, and it is enterprise and innovation by British business which will deliver growth and opportunity for the next generation. In particular, the government recognises the importance of small businesses, responsible in 2015 for almost half of employment and a third of turnover in the private sector.

Since 2010, the government’s economic plan has delivered security for British business. Reducing the deficit and fixing the public finances is continuing to provide the strong and stable environment which businesses need. Reforms to the banking sector have made the UK economy more resilient and ensured that banks lend again. By supporting capital investment – committing over £100 billion to infrastructure over this Parliament and setting up the National Infrastructure Commission – the government is continuing to take the long term steps to make the UK the best place in the world to do business.

Find out about the new Government budget by clicking here.
If you would like to find out how we can support your business following on from the new budgetary addendums, please email or call 01442 531002 (quoting Business Support).

Chancellor George Osborne

Spending Review  2015

Chancellor George Osborne opened the Spending Review by stating: “We will live within our means…our job is to re-build Britain.”

“Then there is our apprenticeship programme – the flagship of our commitment to skills…by 2020, we want to see 3 million apprentices…to make sure they are high quality apprenticeships, we will increase the funding per place – and Sajid Javid will create a new business-led body to set the standards. We will be spending twice as much on apprenticeships by 2020 compared to when we came to office. To ensure large businesses share the cost of training the workforce, the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017 will be set at 0.5% of an employer’s paybill. Every employer will receive a £15,000 allowance to offset against the Levy – which means 98% of all employers – and all businesses with paybills of less than £3 million – will pay no Levy at all. This will raise £3bn a year. It will fund 3 million apprenticeships. A huge reform to raise the skills of the nation.”

To view all Spending Review & Autumn Statement 2015: Key Announcements click here.

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