Tory plans to boost business

GREAT Yarmouth's prospective parliamentary Conservative candidate Brandon Lewis is calling for more help to be given to local businesses hit by the recession.

GREAT Yarmouth's prospective parliamentary Conservative candidate Brandon Lewis is calling for more help to be given to local businesses hit by the recession.

The Tories plan to raise the insolvency level for indebted firms, end restrictions on people in social housing setting up in business and cutting paperwork for business start-ups.

It follows previous pledges by the party to reduce small company corporation tax rates to 20p; make small business rate relief automatic in England and abolish tax on jobs created by new businesses in the first two years of government.

Mr Lewis said: “To move out of recession, local firms in Great Yarmouth need a strong helping hand to help create new jobs and expand their business. Conservatives will remove the obstacles in the way of new firms and stop the taxman kicking local firms when they're down.”