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  • 23 June 2008

    Small businesses blame government inaction over rising costs

    Small business owners say that the government is making it more difficult for them to handle rapidly rising costs

  • 20 June 2008

    JANET CONTINUING TO SPEAK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Wales'' largest business organisation has re-elected Janet Jones as its Chair at their recent Policy Unit Meeting. Janet will continue to speak for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 10,000 members in Wales. She said she was honoured to be aske

  • 08 May 2008

    Adam Hart-Davis joins FSBs Keep Trade Local Campaign

    The Federation of Small Businesses Keep Trade Local campaign today received the backing of the scientist, social historian and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis.

  • 30 April 2008

    Grocery sector inquiry is a failure, says FSB

    The Federation of Small Businesses said that small, independent shops have been let down by the Competition Commission in its inquiry into the grocery sector.

  • 30 April 2008

    Grocery sector inquiry is a failure, says FSB

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales said that small, independent shops have been let down by the Competition Commission in its inquiry into the grocery sector. Simon Evans, FSB Spokesman commented: “Despite a committee of MPs estimating

  • 16 April 2008

    Clear Communication with Business is Key for Councils

    Clear communication between local authorities and businesses in Wales is a priority for councilors elected in the forthcoming election on May 1. That is the message from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales who have launched their manife

  • 09 April 2008

    FSB urges local authorities to protect their communities

    The Federation of Small Businesses has launched a Small Business Manifesto to press local authorities to champion small businesses ahead of local elections in England on May 1.

  • 06 April 2008

    Government ignores its own rules on better regulation

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says that government is failing to meet its commitments to common commencement dates and to reducing the regulatory burden.

  • 28 March 2008

    Post Office closures will hit local communities, says FSB

    Ahead of todays House of Commons vote on the future of local post offices, the Federation of Small Businesses has called on politicians to take every possible step to retain the post office network.

  • 28 March 2008

    FSB urges Minister to avert nursery school crisis

    The Federation of Small Businesses has written to Beverley Hughes MP, the Minister of State at the Department of Children, Schools and Families to warn of a looming crisis in nursery care.

  • 27 March 2008

    Keep Trade Local and Save Wales’ Town Centres

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales is urging consumers and businesses alike to ‘Keep Trade Local’ and to support local services such as post offices and community pubs, who are being hit hard by closures and beer price rises. The campa

  • 13 March 2008

    FSB Chairman wants to Keep Trade Local

    Tomorrow sees the beginning of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Annual Conference at the Hammersmith Novotel. The Conference will be opened by National Chairman, John Wright when he will tell Conference delegates that yesterday’s 4p raise on

  • 12 March 2008

    FSB SUPPORTS BACK PAIN CAMPAIGN

    The Federation of Small Businesses has offered its support to “Welsh Backs” – the Health Challenge Wales initiative that aims to raise awareness of back pain which affects 80% of us at some point in our lives.

  • 11 March 2008

    Repair Relationship with Business in Budget

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, to restore the Government’s relationship with business in his Budget speech tomorrow. Janet Jones, FSB Wales Chair, said: “Over recent months the positive relationsh

  • 10 March 2008

    Government loses trust of small businesses

    An overwhelming majority of small businesses have said that their confidence in the Government has diminished since the 2007 Budget.

  • 21 February 2008

    Road to Success Secures Inspiring Line-Up

    The Swansea Bay branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales are pleased to announce an inspiring line-up of speakers at their ‘Road-to-Success’ roadshow event which is being held in the Liberty Stadium on the 6 March.

  • 21 February 2008

    FSB calls for Peers to save small retailers

    The Federation of Small Businesses today called on Peers to support the Retail Development Bill, which will receive its second reading in the House of Lords tomorrow (22 February).

  • 19 February 2008

    FSB asks Government to lay off small firms

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the Government to lay off small businesses in the 2008 Budget. In its annual submission to the Treasury on behalf of its 210,000 members the FSB recommends action to curb the proposed fuel rise cha

  • 11 January 2008

    SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS URGE FIRMS TO TAKE CAUTIOUS APPROACH TO THEIR WEBSITES

    The FSB is encouraging small firms to take a fresh look at their internet presence in the face of sluggish Christmas sales figures across-the-board.

  • 31 December 2007

    Environmental awareness and social reponsibility: top small business priorities for 2008

    The New Year message for 2008 from the Federation of Small Businesses is that small firms are more evironmentally aware and socially responsible than ever before.