In the wake of accusations that ministers have put too many red tape hurdles in the way of smaller companies, Gordon Brown has asked Lord Trotman to review the policy environment that the government has put in place for small businesses in the areas of tax and business support.'Lord Trotman will be reporting in time for his recommendations to be considered in the run up to Budget 2000,' according to the Treasury's pre-Budget report.The Inland Revnue is to be given more powers to offer payroll support to new employers. The DTI and the Revenue will confirm further details of the scheme shortly while the Revenue will also publish a new national standard for payroll software early next year.
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