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FSB applauds Doncaster’s “buy local” policy

The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed the news that two-thirds of Doncaster Council’s budget is to be spent with local businesses. This amounts to more than £108m of council work in 2016/7 to be awarded to Doncaster businesses.  FSB’s regional chairman, Gordon Millward, said: “It is refreshing to hear that Doncaster

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

FSB members talk diversity in business at 10 Downing Street

A delegation of Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) members, women from across the UK who own and operate their own businesses, were invited to 10 Downing Street today (Tuesday 08 December) to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in business. Senior advisors from Prime Minister David Cameron’s team heard about

Invest in local firms this Small Business Saturday

This weekend marks the third annual Small Business Saturday and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is helping to make it the best one yet. Experts in business, FSB is calling for people to throw their backing behind the independent Small Business Saturday campaign by supporting their local businesses – both

Small firms face different challenges with auto-enrolment, says FSB

Commenting on a new Government communication campaign which aims to make small business employers aware of their responsibility to enrol their staff into a workplace pension scheme, Gordon Millward, regional chairman for the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Over the coming years hundreds of thousands of small firms will need to

City deals are not the solution for 2020 says FSB

Following the Government’s announcement that it had concluded a ‘devolution deal’ with leaders of South Yorkshire Councils covering the Sheffield City Region, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has expressed deep concern that a localised deal between George Osborne and local council leaders does not match up to the promises