Small business agency to face radical overhaul. By Dan Martin
The government's much criticised Small Business Service (SBS) is to be radically downsized, trade and industry secretary Alistair Darling has revealed.
According to Darling, the government's main agency for supporting small firms, which has been condemned by many groups for failing to deliver, will be restructured to make it "smaller and more focused on what it can do".
A recent report by the National Audit Office warned that the SBS lacks significant influence across Whitehall, while a study by the British Chambers of Commerce showed that the majority of SME bosses believe the agency has