THE owner of one small firm in Denby Dale says Chancellor George Osborne’s “Budget for business” will bring him few benefits.
Alan Fish, (pictured), managing director of water cooler distribution and installation firm Cool Water Direct, said: “It will not make much difference to companies of our size.”
Mr Fish, whose firm employs eight people, said he had hoped to see tax relief for capital equipment which would have enabled him to buy more machinery and free funds to employ another two tele-sales staff.
He said a 1p drop in fuel duty was small compensation for his company which had been hit by “dramatic” increases in fuel over the past few months.
Mr Fish welcomed moves to combine income tax and National Insurance Contribution in a bid to simplify tax matters for employers.
But he said: “There was nothing in the Budget to encourage me to do anything differently.”