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FSB launches mental health campaign for SMEs

Small business owners have a crucial role to play in talking about mental health and helping to destigmatise it in the workplace, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Countdown to Small Business Saturday begins

Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday UK will take place on Saturday 1 December this year.

The rise of "generation start-up"

The number of young UK business directors has increased by over a third in the past year, according to the latest data.

UK shoppers plan big spend on Black Friday

A new survey has found that UK shoppers will spend an average of £90 each during this year's Black Friday retail sales event.

How stress affects small business leaders

A new poll of small business owners has found that female leaders are more resilient than their male counterparts when it comes to handling stress.

Businesses invited to join Making Tax Digital pilot

The Government has launched a pilot for a new online VAT service and is inviting more than half a million UK businesses and sole traders to try it ahead of the UK-wide launch in 2019.

SME employees fed up with managing expenses

The burden of paying for business expenses and claiming them back is taking its toll on staff in small businesses, according to a new report.

Treasury planning for controversial IR35 tax changes

The Government is getting ready to introduce new tax rules that will affect many self-employed workers in the private sector, according to media reports.

SMEs to focus on social media and SEO in 2019

A new survey of small businesses has found that the majority plan to spend more on marketing next year than they have in 2018.

Autumn Budget is "make or break moment", says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on Philip Hammond to make good on his claim that "the Conservative Party is, and always will be, the party of business" in his Autumn Budget.