A range of measures aimed at supporting the UK's small business sector have become law as the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act gained royal assent.
More than a third of people retiring this year are currently supporting their families financially, according to survey by Prudential.
More than a third of SMEs do not have a qualified person in charge of finances, research by the Association of Accounting Technicians has found.
Almost a fifth of people plan to leave money to charity when they die, according to research by the AA.
A new fund designed to boost the productivity of small businesses has been launched by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Jeffreys Henry LLP Finsgate, 5-7 Cranwood Street London EC1V 9EE
243 3077 82 OC306971 England and Wales
Tel: +44 (0)20 7309 2222 Fax: +44 (0)20 7309 2309 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org