According to official data, since its lunch, in November 2008, the service have helped over 185,000 UK businesses to spread tax payments totalling £3.3b over a timetable they can afford.
Visiting today the hub of the Service in Cumbernauld, Glasgow, the Chancellor was reported as saying: “I’m hugely impressed by the team here at Cumbernauld, who are going the extra mile to ensure struggling businesses get the help they need. It’s vital we do everything we can to support people and businesses through this downturn. This service is giving thousands of businesses across the country more time to manage the pressures they’re facing, and helping to keep many people in work.
“I’ve said to the team today that this service is a key part of the government’s efforts to sustain jobs and get more people back into work faster. It’s vital we do everything we can to support people and businesses through this downturn”.