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Late payment remains a concern for SMEs despite improving economy says Forum

Despite positive news on the UK economy, the continuing culture of late payment remains a concern for many small businesses according to the latest research from the national small business group, the Forum of Private Business.

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Late payment remains a concern for SMEs despite improving economy says Forum

Despite positive news on the UK economy, the continuing culture of late payment remains a concern for many small businesses according to the latest research from the national small business group, the Forum of Private Business.

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Forum responds to speech by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on job seekers

Commenting on today's (7th April) speech by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, on planned changes to make Jobseeker's Allowance claimants better equipped for their job search, Phil Orford, Chief Executive of the Forum of Private Business, said:

"With over a third of Forum of Private Business members looking to employ this year, today's announcement to ensure people are equipped with the essential tools for job hunting is very timely. Understanding what employers are looking for may well be the difference between getting a job and not. Regular meetings with Jobcentre Plus advisers will help people hone their job hunting technique and develop the basic attributes that all employers are looking for when recruiting.

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Business group says stop constantly changing the law and update regulations just once in a Parliament
4 April 2014

Forum of Private Business responds to RBS branch closures
3 April 2014

Forum of Private Business responds to the latest Ofgem announcement on competition in the energy market
27 March 2014

Detailed reaction from the Forum of Private Business to the Budget 2014
19 March 2014

Forum of Private Business responds to Budget 2014
19 March 2014

Forum responds to the Low Pay Commission Announcement on the National Minimum Wage
12 March 2014

Floods have taught us a valuable business lesson – The importance of crisis planning!
10 March 2014

Forum of Private Business comment on Funding for Lending Scheme figures
3 March 2014

Budget business focus as essential as household concessions to secure the recovery warns Forum
27 February 2014

Positive signs from survey, but small businesses’ continuing reluctance to borrow may point to a recovery that doesn’t reach its potential says business group
27 February 2014

Forum of Private Business responds to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on increases to the National Minimum Wage
27 February 2014

Workplace advice on safeguarding your business when workplace romances turn sour!
5 February 2014

Confidence up and access to finance issues down as businesses identify time as their biggest barrier to growth in 2014
4 February 2014

Forum responds to the latest GDP Figures for Q4 2013
28 January 2014

Forum skills survey shows positive shift towards growth but money and time still an issue when it comes to training
27 January 2014

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