At the FSB, we work hard lobbying the Government to protect and promote the interests of small businesses, to ensure that the voices of the 4.8 million small firms are heard and listened to. Over the years, the FSB has risen to the challenges of contracting markets, problems accessing finance and late payments.
Policy Achievements 2012
After 10 years of lobbying against unfair practices in the pubs industry the Government has announced an independent regulator. A Business Bank has been created to look at how to open up competition in the banking sector and bring all Government finance initiatives under one roof.
Policy Achievements 2011
The Government introduced a moratorium on new legislation for micro firms and extended the business rate relief for small businesses. A National Loan Guarantee Scheme has been launched to help make finance cheaper for small businesses which has been a big issue throughout the downturn.
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