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Proposed bank closures will hit local businesses hard

Responding to the announcement of widespread Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG) branch closures, including branches in Hull, Goole, Wath upon Dearne and Sheffield, Gordon Millward, Regional Chairman of the FSB, said: "These closures come at a time when small firms across Yorkshire are already struggling to access banking services. Increased reliance

Small firms will struggle with new quarterly tax returns, says FSB

Commenting on the plans which will require small businesses to move from annual to quarterly digital tax reporting by 2020, Gordon Millward, Regional Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "While the FSB supports HMRC’s digital transformation, members are deeply concerned with the move to enforce compulsory online quarterly reporting of

Andy Wood strengthens Wilson Field team

Insolvency and business recovery expert Andy Wood has joined Wilson Field to strengthen its nine-strong team of insolvency practitioners and 90 staff. Andy, who was previously employed at The P&A Partnership for 17 years as a licence holder and appointment taker and has been an insolvency specialist for 23 years, joins

FSB takes a stand on youth unemployment

In the UK 920,000 young people aged 16-24 are unemployed, representing 20 per cent of young people. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in South Yorkshire has great concern for the issues surrounding youth unemployment and the skills agenda and is taking very seriously its responsibility towards school and college leavers. The

Encouraging outlook shows potential for growth in 2014, says FSB

The UK’s small firms are showing increasing optimism for 2014 as businesses remain positive about the economic outlook. Latest research suggests small firms want to grow their business and find access to finance a little easier, according to the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Small Business Index. For the fourth consecutive quarter,

Small firms must exploit broadband opportunities says Federation of Small Businesses

A £100 million broadband connection voucher scheme announced today (Saturday) to encourage more small businesses to upgrade to a superfast broadband connection recognises the importance of technology to the future success of small firms. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warns Government must not forget those firms that cannot access fit-for-purpose

Energy companies must end automatic rollover contracts, says FSB

Following the announcement by British Gas that it will cease the practice of automatic rollover energy contracts, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) calls on the remaining big six providers to stop this unfair practice. FSB research suggests one in four small firms had been rolled over without their knowledge and