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13 July 2018

Weekly Brief 28 - Friday 13 July 2018

A wrap of the week’s small business news from FSB’s Westminster Press, Policy and Public Affairs Office. To sign-up for Weekly Brief emails, please use this link.

More work needed on Brexit blueprint

FSB welcomed the arrival of the white paper from the Government this week, outlining its position for a future relationship with Europe. But with just 37 weeks left until Britain exits the EU, more details are needed to reassure small businesses over what impact new arrangements will have on them.

Small firms need Government to deliver on infrastructure

Responding to the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment, FSB National Chairman, Mike Cherry stressed the importance that Government doesn't become distracted from delivering on major infrastructure projects across the UK.  

Home Office research

The Government is developing an online way for employers to view a job applicant's, or existing employees', right to work in the UK. But they would like volunteers to help with research for the scheme. Participants will receive £40 in high street shopping vouchers. For more information, contact Jane Devine.

Help with completing your tax returns

If you want help in completing your online tax returns, HMRC are running a help session which will guide individuals through the process. To sign up, click here.

Employing someone? Here's what you need to know

HMRC are running a webinar next week to help employers who are hiring people for the first time. The session aims to help with gathering accurate information as well as details on matters such as payroll and security. Sign up here.

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