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  • 27 February 2007

    FSB CALLS FOR COMPETITION COMMISSION TO CONSIDER ‘DYING TOWNS’ IN WALES

    Wales’ leading small business body said that high street and local shopping areas, once thriving locations for small independent retailers, are under threat as never before. The Federation of Small Businesses urged the Competition Commission to be th

  • 19 February 2007

    Businesses weigh in to Council elections

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today called on all candidates for the upcoming local elections to keep small businesses at the forefront of their policy and manifesto planning.

  • 14 February 2007

    Olympics 2012

    Information on an ODA online e tendering and planning package to help businesses bid for contracts for the Olympics.

  • 23 January 2007

    FSB criticises initial findings of supermarket inquiry

    The Federation of Small Businesses has urged the Competition Commission to be thorough and inclusive in its evaluation of supermarkets, following the announcement of its initial thinking today.

  • 01 January 2007

    Businesses fear UK economy will suffer in 2007

    The FSB is anticipating struggles ahead for many of its members in 2007 unless several high-profile public figures use their power and influence to safeguard the future of Britain’s small businesses

  • 01 December 2006

    Business hails MEPs’ support for small firms

    The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of a report calling for greater engagement with small businesses at the local level.

  • 01 December 2006

    MAS Expands

    Details of the immediate expansion of the Manufacturing Advisory Service in the East Midlands

  • 15 November 2006

    Business reacts to the Queen’s Speech

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s largest business organisation, reacted in detail to the Queen’s Speech that was delivered today in Parliament.

  • 12 November 2006

    New survey shows small firms made of strong stuff

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today published research that details the impacts and issues surrounding ill-health within small firms.

  • 07 November 2006

    British Small Business Champions 2007 Launched

    Nominations are now open for the 2007 British Small Business Champions awards (BSBC).

  • 03 November 2006

    British Small Business Champions 2007 launched

    Nominations are now invited for the 2007 British Small Business Champions awards (BSBC). They are the only national awards exclusively for small businesses and their aim is very simple - to celebrate the achievements of and give recognition to UK sm

  • 31 October 2006

    Small Business Service Changes Long Overdue

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has given a mixed reaction to the changes to the Small Business Service announced by the Department of Trade and Industry.

  • 31 October 2006

    New FSB Forum Is Up and Running

    This should be a great resource for all members and non members whether you want to seek help with a particular problem, post a message, haranguing some latest piece of anti small business legislation, or simply communicate with other businessmen aro

  • 26 October 2006

    Small Business Service changes long overdue says FSB

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today gave a mixed reaction to the changes announced by the Department of Trade and Industry to the Small Business Service.

  • 10 October 2006

    SMALL BUSINESS GROUP HIGHLIGHTS TRUE COST OF EMPLOYEE ABSENCE

    Wales’ leading small business group has highlighted the true cost of employee absence.

  • 24 September 2006

    Costing jobs is not family friendly says FSB

    As the party conference season is now well under way the Federation of Small Businesses is calling upon all three major political parties to temper their calls for ‘family-friendly’ working practices with a dose of reality.

  • 20 September 2006

    SMALL BUSINESS GROUP GIVES POINTERS TO FIRMS STRUGGLING AGAINST SUPERMARKETS

    The Federation of Small Businesses has urged small firms to join forces to battle against large supermarkets. And they said they should take their inspiration from across the Atlantic where victories are starting to be scored by the ‘little guys’.

  • 18 September 2006

    FSB lobbies political parties during conference season

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s largest business organisation with over 200,000 members, will again have a major presence at the party conferences this year.

  • 29 August 2006

    Farewell to George Gosney

    George Gosney, Chairman of the Notts and Derbys Regional Committee until 2005, sadly passed away on Friday 18th August. This obituary to George includes information on how members who knew him can contribute to a collection being made for charity

  • 22 August 2006

    FSB welcomes Conservative small business aid ideas

    The Federation of Small Businesses responded positively to Conservative Party proposals to help small businesses released today by Shadow Chancellor George Osborne.