What business wants from the Budget

Julia Kollewe
George Osborne
George Osborne

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Business says stimulating growth and helping the sluggish economy back on its feet must be the chancellor's priority when he presents his Budget on 21 March. The British Chambers of Commerce says George Osborne should "pull out all the stops to boost British business" through a £4.2 billion programme.

Companies' main grievances centre on the cost of finance, especially for small firms, business rates, high fuel prices, stamp duty and capital investment rules. Here is a round-up of what businesses want from the Budget.