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Budget reactions mixed from the BRC and FSB

Budget reactions mixed from the BRC and FSB

Youth enterprises and limited minimum wage increases welcomed. Chancellor George Osborne released the Budget yesterday, with a mixed reaction from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The BRC’s director general Stephen Robertson said: "The Chancellor’s business friendly tone is reassuring but two years into this Government it’s not enough.

UK needs more women entrepreneurs

Government must encourage female-owned businesses to grow economy. The UK government must learn from the US and encourage female entrepreneurship and increase female-owned businesses if it is to really grow the economy, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said. The FSB said it is concerned that women-owned businesses only make up 29 percent of

Female-owned businesses good for economy says FSB

UK Government “must learn from US” and encourage female entrepreneurs. The UK government "must learn from the US" by encouraging female entrepreneurship and increasing female-owned businesses if it is to grow the economy, the Federation of Small Businesses has said. Coinciding with Tuesday’s International Women’s Day, the FSB has expressed concern that women-owned businesses only

Going green without going into the red

FSB says small businesses need extra financial support to go green The FSB has said that, although most small businesses are keen to be more environmentally friendly, they need extra financial support in order to do so. In its latest report, Making Sense of Going Green – small businesses and the low carbon economy, the

FSB calls for maternity and paternity pay reform

Flexible leave could provide greater security for small businesses The FSB has launched a new flexible working report calling for major reforms in childcare and maternity leave. The report urged the government to improve the confidence of small businesses by providing certainty over employees’ family leave. Under current rules, women are allowed to take 52

FSB predicts boom in self employed

Organisation expects a record 300,000 will become their own boss. With the UK facing high unemployment, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has predicted a record boom of 300,000 people deciding to become self employed. The organisation has reassured retailers that this figure alone is not a cause for concern, as increased levels of self