Tags: Small firms

FSB concerned at cost to small firms after flooding hits parts of the UK

FSB National Chairman meets businesses in York devastated by the latest flooding and calls for better insurance cover Small firms need insurance protection against flooding as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) raises concerns that many businesses in high-risk flood areas cannot get adequate insurance cover and will have to pay out themselves to repair…

Small firms regularly hire people from disadvantaged groups

According to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) students, long-term sick and the disabled are more likely to be employed by small businesses. The report revealed that each year, small and medium sized companies hire around 1.3m unemployed and disadvantaged people. On the other hand, large firms with more than 250 employees…

Big change for small firms to bring in new talent

The Financial Skills Partnership has welcomed the findings of the Holt report into apprenticeships among SMEs. The employer-led industry body has agreed with the findings of Jason Holt who has called for greater awareness and increased support to help small and medium sized companies take on apprentices. The government, who commissioned the report, has already…

Small firms embrace affordable training alternatives

Small businesses are sourcing affordable training alternatives in order to sidestep steep staff development costs, new research from the Forum of Private Business has revealed. According to the findings of the Forum’s latest training and skills member panel survey, more than one in five firms (22%) use guides and handbooks, while other popular alternatives include…