The business community's reaction to today's Budget was broadly positive, with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the British Chambers of Commerce offering strong endorsements.
Business wanted disciplined Budget that was geared towards jobs+wealth creation - that’s what Chancellor delivered http://t.co/HUSlhct5o6
The head of the CBI, John Cridland, said: “This was a make or break budget coming at a critical time in the recovery and the Chancellor has focused his firepower on areas that have the potential to lock in growth.”
The Federation of Small Businesses also hailed the Government's business-friendly approach.
Welcome focus on manufacturing; increased investment allowance, cuts to energy bills - will create jobs & strengthen this sector #Budget2014
More top news
Rain will affect many northern areas at first, pushing further south through the day.
Train operating companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, according to Which?
The average house price in a UK city has surged by nearly a third over the last five years, a shocking report has found.