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More than 25 local councils have agreed to offer free parking on Saturday 7 December.

Small businesses are still unaware of the impending Real Time Information (RTI) system which is being introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in less than two months’ time.

Small businesses should check the images they use on their websites to make sure they are not breaking copyright laws, the Forum of Private Business has warned.

Sales and marketing is a priority for small engineering firms, a new survey has discovered.

The ability of smaller manufacturers to lead the UK’s economic recovery could be under threat because many are struggling to get their products to market, according to new figures from the Forum of Private Business.

More than half of Britain’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now use social media, a new survey has found.

Managing cash flow, Government red tape and the lack of lending facilities are three of the main challenges faced by today’s businesses, according to the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).

The Forum of Private Business has welcomed the coalition Government’s announcement of an ‘action plan’ to end excessive red tape.

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has given a cautious welcome to the appointment of the new Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his stated intention to form a coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Guidance drawn up to help employers understand the Equality Act may prove baffling to smaller firms, the Forum of Private Business has warned.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.