Venture capital access at risk - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 5 April 2012
Venture capital access at risk - Today's small business news roundup

Venture capital risk, postage price increases, and tax year changes - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

Small firms’ access to venture capital could be under threat thanks to new measures introduced in the Finance Bill.

Under new rules tax breaks on venture capital trust investment could be scrapped. [FT]

The cost of sending packages by Royal Mail will increase by 70 per cent later this month.

The price to send a 100g package first class will rise to £2.70 from £1.58. [ThisIsMoney]

A number of tax changes will come into effect tomorrow as the new tax year begins.

The tax free personal allowance will rise to £8,105, but thousands of working couples will lose their tax credits. [BBC]

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