Government Action to save Small Firms Â£ 40m
15th March 2011
Business Secretary Vince Cable announced last week that no small firm will have to have independently audited accounts any longer, saving 42,000 businesses £40 million per year.
He said: “It’s important that we free small firms up so they can grow and drive the economy. The changes I have announced today mean that small firms will be able to concentrate on growing and taking on more people instead of paperwork.”
The areas of reform are:
• Firstly the small company audit and account rules are stricter in the UK than is required by
• For businesses with less than 10 employees, Government will push for exemption to remove the
requirements to produce two sets of accounts;
• For medium sized businesses Government will push for EU restrictions to be lifted so they no longer need
their account independently audited and;
• Finally, Government will look at relaxing the audit and accounts rules for subsidiaries.