Small investors 'to get tax breaks' - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 8 February 2012
Small investors 'to get tax breaks' - Today's small business news roundup

Job growth, tax breaks, and Olympics planning - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

The number of permanent jobs increased in January for the first time in four months.

Figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation suggest that engineering and construction showed the biggest growth. [BBC]

Small investors may receive more generous tax breaks according to crowd-sourced funding platform Crowdcube.

CEO Darren Westlake said he was in talks with the Treasury to extend tax breaks of up to 78 per cent to investors in small businesses. [Telegraph]

O2 has closed its head office today in preparation for the Olympics.

The mobile giant is testing its remote working contingency plans, and will publish the results for other firms to consider. [HR]

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