IN BRIEF: Small Business Service starts work

The government’s Small Business Service started work this week. Its brief includes giving small companies a voice in Whitehall, streamlining regulation and improving business support. David Irwin, SBS chief executive, said he was also looking at ways of giving small companies access to equity finance.

The government’s Small Business Service started work this week. Its brief includes giving small companies a voice in Whitehall, streamlining regulation and improving business support. David Irwin, SBS chief executive, said he was also looking at ways of giving small companies access to equity finance.