Local Business News from your Development Manager 23 November 2023 | Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight

Local News 23 Nov 2023

A round up of recent business news for Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight

Watch a quick summary of this week's news from Nicky here:

Autumn Statement Takeaways for Small Businesses

⏰ Late payments.
🧾Small businesses' rates.
💷 And changes to self-employed taxation.

FSB's Policy Chair Tina McKenzie reflects on yesterday’s news.


Very special Black Friday 15% discount on FSB Membership

Our biggest membership discount is back for one week only! Save 15%* when you join today using code FRIDAY15.  This offer ends on 29th November.


Festive networking at Aldershot Enterprise Centre

This is an informal opportunity to come along and network with other business owners over tea/coffee and mince pies.  During the session we’ll hear about what’s available to you at the brand-new Aldershot Enterprise Centre.  Rushmoor Borough Council will tell us about key developments in the town  and FSB will outline the support available for your business through FSB – the largest business representative organisation for small businesses and the self-employed in the UK. 

Book your free place here


Fareham Borough Council launches new initiative for local businesses

Fareham Borough Council has appointed decarbonisation specialist Beyond Procurement to help reduce the carbon footprint of businesses in Fareham. Beyond Procurement will provide a 12-month support programme to 27 Fareham-based businesses, providing expert advice to help them achieve their sustainability goals and, in most cases, reduce their energy costs.  


Be Cyber-Safe at Christmas

In Dorset alone, businesses lost a total of £757k to fraud and cybercrime in December 2022/January 2023. Common tactics used by cyber criminals to trick people in to handing over credentials, or authorising payments to fraudulent bank accounts but the single biggest form of cybercrime is email compromise, which is generally the first step of a more serious cyber-attack.  Read the latest Dorset Police Cyber Crime newsletter here.

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Nicola Kildunne

Nicola Kildunne

Development Manager: Dorset • Hampshire & IOW