Chancellor urged to use Budget to help businesses

By Anita Jaynes on 11 March, 2015

The Chancellor should use his final Budget before the General Election to bring in measures to help businesses, says leading Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG.

Director Neil Elsden says next Wednesday’s Budget is a golden opportunity for George Osborne to back businesses. On Thursday March 19, the day following, Banks BHG will be holding a Budget review, to analyse the Chancellor’s announcements.

“We’d like to see the Chancellor extend the enhanced level of the Annual Investment Allowance, which is currently £500,000 but in 2012 was as low as £25,000,” said Neil. “We’d also like him to cut red tape around employing people, to make it easier to take staff on.

“In particular, we’d like him to extend apprenticeship schemes, to help youth employment. We employ apprentices ourselves and find the schemes highly beneficial.”

Banks BHG’s review is free, and starts at 5.45pm, with a presentation followed by buffet. To book, visit or email

Pictured above: Neil Elsden, director at Banks BHG