Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire described George Osborne’s announcement to change the stamp duty system as ‘pulling a rabbit out of the hat’.  Companies came together to give their verdict on the Chancellor’s final Autumn Statement before the next General Election.  Anne Rose, from Burgis & Bullock (the event sponsors) said, ‘It will be popular with most of the population and is a subtle way of introducing a wealth tax.’

Amrik Bhabra of ADECS said, ‘ I am very much on favour of the changes around apprentices and I am also encouraged by more support for those doing Masters degrees.’

(Coventry & Warwickshire in Business, Issue 45, January/February 2015. Page 4)