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FSB says more small businesses looking to recruit in 2014

The UK’s small firms are showing increasing optimism for 2014 as businesses remain positive about the economic outlook. Latest research suggests small firms want to grow their business and find access to finance a little easier, according to the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Small Business Index. For the fourth consecutive quarter, the Small Business…

Too much regulation can lock people out of the workforce, says FSB

‘Increasing amounts of regulation can lock people out of the workforce and so a different approach is needed for small and large firms’ is the message that the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) will deliver to Labour at the party’s conference in Manchester. Small firms bear a disproportionate amount of the regulatory burden, particularly around…

FSB: Regulation watchdog needs sharp teeth

The independent body set up to scrutinise new Government regulations needs sharper teeth to defend small businesses against poorly framed regulations, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. A micro-business moratorium from new regulation was launched at the FSB’s National Conference in Liverpool in March 2011 and to mark the anniversary the FSB has…

HSE could damage relationships by charging small firms for faults

Proposals to charge small firms for ‘material’ faults found during inspections by the HSE could damage relationships and may be seen as a way to raise revenue rather than improve compliance, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned in response to a consultation which closes today. The HSE has proposed to extend its current systems…