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biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

Forthcoming events

Friday, 17 June, 2016: Lunch at the House of Commons

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which, like the House of Lords (the upper house), meets in the Palace of Westminster. The House is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs).

We will organise a tour of the House followed by a delicious lunch which will give those attending an opportunity to network and discuss the key issues facing their businesesses.

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biz4Biz magazine

biz4Biz Insight is packed with thought-provoking articles, news and comment. We have a wide variety of interesting columnists and guest writers giving their views on a range of topics and issues that affect the SME business community.

In the June 2016 issue:

  • Are you ready for the levy?
  • EU debate
  • The customer is not always right
  • Ambitious businesses in the county reap the benefits of local business support
  • Businesses future growth will be damaged without significant early investment in the West Anglia main line
  • Perfect productivity
  • New degree apprenticeships helping your business to grow
  • The Insurance Act - what businesses need to know
  • Local charity Cletic Harmony wins award
  • Hertfordshire is one of the best for prosperity and inclusion
  • And much more
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Taxation and Representation

George Osborne’s obsession …… written by Paul Beasley, Co- Founder and Director of biz4Biz and Managing Director of Richmond House Group.

I have written before about the dangers of George Osborne’s obsession with lifting the lower paid out of income tax. A recent analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies said that the proportion of working age adults not paying income tax has risen from 34.3% to 43.8%.

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Incentivising Business

Much is made of the pro-business agenda of our current Chancellor and we have seen some headline grabbing international deals signed. But what policies have been aimed at SMEs? A steady economy with low inflation and interest rate stability has given the confidence for business people to invest and grow. This far outweighs any specific tax break or investment incentive. However, we have seen a worrying increase in disincentives for business owners over the past few years

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