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Following the changes at the EGM watch this space for further information about the new Governance and what it means to you.
In the third Weekly Brief for 2015 we comment on unfair payment practises by large companies and respond to news that unemployment fell to 5.8% in the three months to November 2014. We also expressed concern that a cut in energy tariffs by two large energy companies for domestic customers won't be passed on to small businesses. Read Weekly Brief
The number of unemployed people has fallen by 58,000 to 1.91 million in September to November 2014. Read the press release
The FSB assembled an influential cross-party group of MPs to identify possible solutions to the deterioration of payment practises in the UK. Last month a number of large companies including Premier Foods and 2 Sisters were identified and criticised by the FSB for supply chain bullying. Read the press release.
The FSB has called on big energy firms to ensure decreasing cost of wholesale oil and gas prices will be passed on to business customers, just like domestic customers. Read the comment.
Healthy employment figures require healthy businesses and a vibrant start-up community. The announcement of further funding for start-up loans will support the emergence of new firms that may otherwise not have had access to capital to take their business forward Read the comment