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Official data showing another net reduction in cash from the Funding for Lending scheme reaching SMEs has been described as "disappointing" by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).


The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has expressed its ongoing concerns that “continued distrust” in the banking sector could slow down the pace of recovery in the real economy, as small firms shun banks as sources of investment funding.

An organisation representing small businesses has claimed that despite an improving economy, small business owners remain concerned about a continuing culture of late payment.


A business organisation has called for the Government to be tied up in a little ‘red tape’ to reduce the cost burden of regulation faced by small firms – by setting limits on how often ministers can tinker with employment law during a parliamentary term.

Businesses are shifting their training priorities away from replacing lost skills in favour of a focus on areas that are essential for future growth, according to research by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).


High bank charges are hurting small businesses already struggling with cash flow issues, according to new research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).


Business rates are the "most despised commercial tax" among SMEs, with more than nine out of ten saying charges are too high and two-thirds claiming they see no benefit from the money they pay, a new poll has found.


The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has hit out at the European Parliament’s plans to introduce full pay for the first 20 weeks of maternity leave.

A small business support group has called for plans to scrap the default retirement age to be shelved.

Small firms believe Britain’s tax system is deeply unfair and urgently needs to be simplified, new research has revealed.

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