As is now our tradition on AccountingWEB, we're hosting a join live panel session with our sister site Business Zone, bringing together entrepreneurs and tax advisers for their instant reactions to the Chancellor's autumn statement at 11:15am.
Ahead of the speech, Business Zone published an inforgraphic on what small business wants. Read the live transcript below to find out how much of it the chancellor delivered. Highlights and further coverage are available on our 2013 Autumn Statement page.
Next week, once we have seen what the draft clauses for the 2014 Finance Bill contain, Rebecca Benneyworth will be producing an impact report for our Autumn Statement sponsor BTCSoftware on what the new measures will mean for small businesses.
Our panel today will include:
Karen Darby, founder, CrowdMission.com
Kate Lester, founder, Diamond Logistics
Charlie Mullins, managing director, Pimlico Plumbers
Simon Sweetman, independent consultant
Rob Ellis, chief executive, BTCSoftware
Philip Fisher, partner, BDO