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Personal guarantees for loans stifling growth, say business owners

Small business lobbyist calls out banks’ use of harsh personal guarantees, which can force small business owners to put their homes on the line


Suppliers urged to shrink costly energy deals

Over 90,000 businesses face closure or downsizing, being stuck on exorbitant fixed-price energy deals compared to current market prices


Businesses set to pay extra £3bn business rates from April

50% discount for retail and hospitality business rates ends in March, just as inflation sends what companies have to pay soaring


What will a UK version of GDPR look like?  

New UK version of GDPR must have at its core a commitment to lower costs and compliance issues for small businesses, says Federation of Small Businesses


FSB calls on Liz Truss to help small businesses

FSB chair Martin McTague says small firms are “crying out for a comprehensive response” including tax cuts and direct cash support


FSB calls for shake-up in careers advice at schools

The Federation of Small Businesses and other business groups have signed for a change to careers advice in schools to give young people a better chance of finding well-suited jobs.


FSB: Tube strike cost small businesses £600 million 

The London underground strikes in early February cost London small businesses £600 million in lost working hours, business and productivity, research finds.


FSB: Employers relief needed for SSP

Government must introduce a small employer's relief for the recovery of statutory sick pay (SSP), says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).


Small businesses ‘overlooked’ by MoD

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is not offering enough defence contracts to small businesses.


Green is back on the agenda

Small businesses needing to go green are in urgent need of financial support.


FSB launches helpline

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new financial helpline to give advice to firms in the credit crunch.


FSB calls for £1bn survival fund

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has proposed a new £1 billion fund be introduced to tide companies over during the next six months.

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free