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Autumn Budget must address SME issues, says FSB
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Autumn Budget must address SME issues, says FSB

FSB: ‘We need to see the Chancellor step-up to the mark next month with measures that will reinject optimism into the small business community and enable growth’.

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Small Business Commissioner resigns
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Small Business Commissioner resigns

The IPSE has said it is vital the now-vacant Small Business Commissioner position is filled to maintain the momentum of the campaign against late payment.

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Fathers need more flexibility in the workplace
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Fathers need more flexibility in the workplace

A latest survey has revealed that fathers feel frustrated in their jobs and discriminated against in the workplace.

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Employers advised on how to protect lone workers
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Employers advised on how to protect lone workers

‘Out of sight out of mind’ used to be the mantra for lone workers, but as the number increases in the UK, employers are realising that it’s important to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

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IPSE condemns Lloyds IR35 decision
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IPSE condemns Lloyds IR35 decision

Lloyds Banking Group has made the decision to either scrap contractors or force them into umbrella companies.

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Twenty-one per cent of contractors chased late payments on their summer holiday
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Twenty-one per cent of contractors chased late payments on their summer holiday

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed are calling on the government to clamp down on late payment.

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FSB calls for small firms to be at the heart of international trade
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

FSB calls for small firms to be at the heart of international trade

The FSB is urging World Trade Organisation members to work together to ensure that small firms are equipped with the right tools to succeed and go global.

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Quarter of Brits too afraid to tell employer they’re suffering with poor mental health
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Quarter of Brits too afraid to tell employer they’re suffering with poor mental health

A new study reveals that a quarter (25.8%) of Brits are too afraid to tell their employer that they’re suffering with poor mental health.

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