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Forum members give Chancellor face-to-face verdict on Budget

9 April 2013
Members of a Cheshire-based employer support organisation got the chance to have a frank and open discussion with the Chancellor George Osborne at a business event in Knutsford on Friday (5th April).

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Schools should embrace basic skills training as part of youth unemployment review, says Forum

19 September 2012

Business support group calls for greater focus on employability skills to bring schools and small businesses closer together.


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Forum of Private Business responds to announcement of new government-backed ‘business bank’

11 September 2012 The Forum of Private Business is welcoming plans for a new government-backed ‘business bank' to boost small business lending – but, with few details about its structure and operation emerging, the Forum is requesting clarity over how the bank will deal with the central issue of lending risk assessment and affordability.
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Business chief warns of ‘challenging’ year ahead – but says swift tax and red tape reform could lift SME sector
1 January 2011

First business owners pledge their support for Get Britain Trading
1 February 2011

New campaign calls for small firms to help ‘Get Britain Trading’!
17 February 2011

First week of Get Britain Trading – over 200 small businesses sign the pledge
24 February 2011

Small business group refutes claim that scrapping VAT tax relief would ‘hit small firms hardest’
3 March 2011

Business group calls for a radical Budget to Get Britain Trading
8 March 2011

Forum calls on Chancellor to act on tax simplification proposals in Budget
15 March 2011

Chancellor urged not to forget about finance in this year’s Budget
17 March 2011

Groups call on Government to give private lenders the same tax breaks as equity investors
21 March 2011

Budget’s small business growth strategy is just a first step, says Forum of Private Business
23 March 2011

Smaller firms urged to put new bank lending appeals process to the test
5 April 2011

EU urged not to cripple online retailers through ‘onerous’ consumer protection laws
14 April 2011

Give record shops something to celebrate by ending Channel Islands VAT loophole for good, says Forum
16 April 2011

More protection needed for SME owners facing malicious workplace disputes, says business group
19 April 2011

Small firms’ recruitment plans in jeopardy, according new research from leading business group
21 April 2011

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