Tag: Federation of Small Businesses

Small businesses are victims of late payments

UK SMEs are now more likely to accept excuses from late paying customers than before the recession hit meaning that many could be suffering with poor cash flow. This finding was as a result of an independently commissioned...

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Business services continue to lag behind says index

Confidence among the business services sector has improved slightly during Q2, despite the fact that output has declined over the quarter and the industry is performing well below levels seen before the recession, according to...

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CBI reacts to Equalities Act

The CBI has commented on the Government’s announcement that the Equalities Act will be introduced from October. The CBI is the UK’s leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together...

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Men seen as top dogs in in SMEs

Perceptions of male bias in the workplace are much greater among employees in small businesses than in the working population as a whole, according to new findings. The research, which forms part of IFF Research’s...

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Small firms ‘deterred from recruitment’

Red tape puts small companies off recruiting more employees, new research has claimed.A report commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that while the sector is growing the number of workers it employs...

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‘Reward’ small business training

Small firms which offer on-the-job training are aiding in creating a skilled workforce but are not rewarded for doing so. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) advised official qualifications should be given to these firms...

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Company hosts debate for HR professionals

A debate will be held at the London Stock Exchange this month to discuss two human resource (HR) approaches to employee money problems. The event, hosted by finance company AXA, will include a debate on whether the financial...

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Businesses still grappling with red tape

Government efforts to cut red tape for businesses have not gone far enough and many firms are still grappling with burdensome regulations, it has been claimed.According to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO), just one...

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FSB calls for reduction in training red tape

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to reduce the burden of regulation on smaller companies ahead of the introduction of new worker training rights.Last month, Skills Secretary John Denham...

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