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The Issue

The FSB believes inclusivity is at the core of who we are. Business ownership is not only a rewarding career, it can also be a valuable route into work for people from labour market disadvantaged groups including people with disabilities, older and younger workers. The business community should represent the whole of the UK population. A more diverse business community helps to create a more diverse workforce which in turn brings new perspectives and ideas to the table.

Actions FSB has taken

  • We have run the FSB pride campaign
  • We have joined the Jo Cox Campaign on Loneliness
  • We have partnered with the Royal Foundation and Mind on their Heads Together programme
  • We have run successful Well-being and Mental Health Awareness Week campaigns
  • We have participated in a number of events to raise awareness of FSB amongst BAME businesses including through attending the Asian Catering Federation Awards and the Asian Media Awards.

Our Goal

We want to help drive a cultural change towards supporting diversity in business. More needs to be done to support businesses from different communities. Flexible and affordable and better advice and mentoring should be provided. The Government needs to look at how to maintain and improve the New Enterprise Allowance, which has so far helped those who are unemployed to set up over 115,000 small businesses. We are also lobbying hard for a National Insurance Holiday for those firms that employ people from labour market disadvantaged groups.

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