'Virtually all' of Portas review adopted - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 30 March 2012
'Virtually all' of Portas review adopted - Today's small business news roundup

Portas review, Treasury probes, and fuel strikes - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

The government has accepted “virtually all” of Mary Portas’ recommendations for UK High Streets.

Retail groups have welcomed the report, but Portas was criticised for failing to consult local councils. [BBC]

MPs have called for a review of the Bank of England’s handling of the financial crisis.

The calls follow the publication of a similar probe in which the Treasury admitted mistakes. [Guardian]

Fuel tanker drivers will not strike over the Easter weekend according to Unite.

The government has been criticised for its handling of the affair, with retailers and opposition politicians claiming Francis Maude’s statements have led to dangerous panic buying. [BBC]

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