HEADLINE-grabbing announcements in the Budget do little to hide the reality of pain for many in the North West, according to Radcliffe-based accountants Wilds.

Now, the Blackburn Street firm is launching a free Business Builder support initiative and a free 2011 Tax Minimisation Review.

Wilds’ head of taxation services, Jacky Buchsbaum, said: “Public finances are still in a mess and soon the huge tax rises and spending cuts announced long before the Budget are really going to start hurting.

“The second brutal truth is that it is businesses and not Budgets that offer us the best hope of putting things right by replacing the jobs and wealth lost and generating the extra taxes needed to pay for everything.”

To discover what the free services can do, and to test drive them for free: e-mail Nicola Lord at Wild’s at nicola@wildsca.com