Sir, We welcome the support offered in the Chancellor's Budget for Britain's businesses, most notably for SMEs and the manufacturing and construction sectors.

We have increased the trade credit insurance cover available to British businesses by more than 30% over the past year in an ongoing programme to increase the help available to companies wishing to trade safely. In addition, we have taken advice from businesses, most notably SMEs, working alongside them to develop trade credit insurance products designed to specifically meet their needs. Atradius is committed to supporting the country's economic growth by enabling companies trading on credit to do so safe in the knowledge they won't be negatively impacted by the risk of non-payment.

Alun Sweeney, regional director, Atradius UK and Ireland