Retail falls, entrepreneur dating, and HMRC fines - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.
UK retail sales dropped in April according to new figures.
The latest survey from the CBI reported a negative balance – meaning that more retailers saw a fall in sales during the month than saw a rise. [Guardian]
Nick Clegg is planning an entrepreneurs’ “dating agency” to match businesses with backers.
The deputy prime minister said he wants to encourage business owners to “bypass” banks when looking for funding. [Telegraph]
Some 12,000 people have been sent Self Assessment fines in error HMRC has admitted.
The penalty notices were delivered to taxpayers who had been told they no longer need to complete a Self Assessment. [BBC]