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. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Calorie counting Under new plans announced as part of the Government's childhood obesity strategy, it has been proposed that all restaurants, cafes and establishments that sell food will need to display how many calories are in each of their products. FSB would like to know your thoughts on this matter, please contact Jordan Bhatt. Late payment roundtable We are looking for small businesses owners who have faced issues with poor payment practices. As poor payment practices is a key issue for FSB, we are very keen respond to Department of Business Innovation, Education and Skills' "Creating a Responsible Payment Culture" call for evidence. The roundtable will take place on Wednesday 28th November at our London offices, between 3pm and 5pm. Please contact Lorence Nye if you would like to take part in this meeting. Employing seasonal or temporary staff If you are planning to take on temporary staff over Christmas, don't forget to factor in auto enrolment as the requirements apply to seasonal workers in the same way as for permanent employees. You'll need to assess your seasonal or temporary staff individually every time you pay them. For more information on dealing with seasonal workers, and to find out what legal duties apply, visit The Pensions Regulator website. Big Voice If you're a member of the Big Voice community, please check your inbox for our latest survey on apprenticeships. Big Voice is FSB's unique online research community, and it's free for members to join. By responding to one of our surveys, you give us the evidence we need to engage with politicians around the world on the subjects that matter to you. Join for free to make sure your voice is heard. THE SMALL BIZ WEEK IN REVIEW Tuesday We launched our latest report -Supporting Women's Enterprise in the UK: The Economic Case' which shows that women owned businesses now contribute £105 billion to the UK economy - a 40% increase over three years. The report was launched at Facebook's Community Boost event at London's Millbank in partnership with Facebook's She Means Business initiative. You can watch the event on Facebook. Wednesday Commenting on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry said that with 20 weeks left until exit day, many small businesses will be relieved to finally see some progress being made. The agreed draft Withdrawal Agreement is a significant step back from the cliff edge which would result in a chaotic no deal Brexit that would be deeply damaging and dangerous for our small firms. Thursday In the House of Commons on Thursday, the Prime Minister Theresa May raised the views of FSB while fielding questions about the Withdrawal Agreement. Providing further reaction to the latest Brexit developments, our Head of Policy Sonali Parekh spoke to Channel 5 News while Director of Communications Louise Stewart was featured on LBC radio. Friday On Friday, there was more coverage of the ongoing fallout from the Withdrawal Agreement. Director of External Affairs, Craig Beaumont spoke on Jazz FM about how the plans could affect small businesses. FSB on social media Stay up to date with the latest from FSB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Subscribe to Weekly Brief Share this link with a friend so that they too can subscribe to Weekly Brief. You may also like 07 December 2018 Weekly Brief 49 - Friday 7 December 2019 20 November 2018 Join us on Thursday for our Growth Finance Twitter chat 14 November 2018 How role models inspire women to start up their own businesses 08 September 2017 Weekly Brief 37 – Friday 8 September 2017 16 May 2016 Now available: #FSBEURef podcast- Wales 02 February 2016 PM message to FSB: 'We want you to be bigger and better'