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24 November 2017

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Business Bitesize 24 November 2017

Regional News

Survey on supplier collaboration impacting on sustainability in the supply chain of the UK food industry

A PhD researcher from the University of Bedfordshire Business School is exploring whether supplier collaboration has impacts on sustainability in the supply chain of the UK food industry. FSB members are invited to complete this short survey which should only take up 10 minutes of your time.  To take part, please click this link Supplier Collaboration for Sustainability or copy and paste the link to your browser. All data collected in this survey will be synthesized and reported anonymously. By participating in this survey you will be contributing to the understanding of a real problem - sustainability in the UK food sector. This survey is designed to collect information from the supply chain/purchasing/senior managers who deal with purchasing and supply chain related activities. Thank you to all those businesses who can assist.

Business Issues

Warning over VAT change

New FSB research shows small businesses across the UK are spending a working week every year complying with their Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations. It highlights that VAT is the most time-consuming tax to deal with. FSB is warning that any moves to lower the VAT threshold at the Budget would drain small firms of time and money.

#FSBChat brings together women in enterprise

Leading entrepreneurs Martha Lane Fox and Sherry Coutu joined forces with FSB to host a Twitter chat on women in enterprise this week. Marking the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the chat featured insights from a panel of inspirational women in business and was joined by female entrepreneurs from across the UK. If you missed it, catch up by viewing our Storify.