Business people react to Osborne’s speech

ElringKlinger managing director Ian Malcolm

Broad welcome for chancellor’s statement and policies

Corporate UK seeks curb on energy costs

Some argued cap on rate rises ‘should have gone further’

Scotland accused over oil forecasts

George Osborne claims Scotland is not being honest with voters

High streets reap business rates relief

Rebate of £1,000 for smaller retailers

Export finance doubled to £50m

Government hopes for growth in sales to foreign markets

Tax boost for UK ETF industry

Stamp duty on ETFs abolished

Tax break to boost shale gas delivery

Move to reflect challenges of exploration and improve energy security

Chancellor raises banking levy

Future rate more than three times the rate initially envisaged two years ago

Creative industries win tax reliefs

Support for visual effects companies and theatre productions

Tax avoidance curbs aim to raise £7bn

Partnerships face higher taxes

Manufacturing to grow faster than economy

Survey forecasts rise in investment but warns of skills shortage

NIC changes for under-21s criticised

Some 1.5m lifted from employers’ national insurance contributions

Osborne set to reward small businesses

Chancellor expected to cap increases in business rates

Midsized companies drive recovery

Businesses created 185,000 jobs from 2010 to 2013

Industry near green taxes ‘crisis point’

British manufacturers demand cuts in environmental levies

Small businesses plea to George Osborne

FSB calls for action on energy and business rates

Osborne urged to curb energy costs

Manufacturers says reforms vital to encourage investment

Osborne urged to freeze business rates

Business group wants “responsive and transparent” system by 2015