Local leadership

FSB Policy Report 12 Apr 2022

How local authorities can support small businesses

Small businesses are a major economic and socio-economic driver at a local, regional and national level. When small businesses and the self-employed succeed, so do local communities and economies. At the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), we see this every day in the work we do to bridge the gaps between small businesses and local authorities.

As in previous years, FSB has produced its Local Leadership document for local and combined authorities across England. Local leadership is important in providing small businesses with the confidence to grow, invest and deliver for the communities they serve. It is also essential for the self-employed and new business start-ups. 

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