Rents rise again - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 18 May 2012
Rents rise again - Today's small business news roundup

Rent rises, regulation rows, and Greek tragedies - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

Private rents rose again in April according to new figures from LSL.

Average rents saw an increase of 0.5 per cent during the month, taking them to £709. [BBC]

The government’s claim to have cut red tape have been cast into doubt following news that regulation has actually increased.

Companies have spent an extra £18.5 million complying with regulations since the beginning of 2011, according to Whitehall figures. [Telegraph]

The eurozone has plunged further into crisis, with markets falling around the world.

The ECB is now reportedly drawing up plans to be enacted in the event that Greece leaves the euro. [Guardian]

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