Ian Cass, Forum MD, highlights the power and importance of micro businesses and the often underestimated impact of ‘trickle up’ economics.
In recent weeks it’s been difficult to escape the discussions around small businesses dealing with increasing costs, led by the large increases in the price of fuel and energy for both heating and production. This has led to many businesses … Continued
Having just been part of the Knutsford Town Awards, presenting prizes and focusing on the role of small businesses in our local community, I’ve seen just how important they were to these communities not just in Knutsford but all over … Continued
One of the issues facing the government at the moment is the lack of trust in it, which has developed over many years. People just do not trust the government anymore and by association the experts that the government brings … Continued
On Wednesday the 26th January I had the opportunity to sit down with the Small Business Minister, Paul Scully MP and we went through the following agenda. Introduction to the Forum of Private Business and Forum of British Pubs The … Continued
I recently attended an HR event and have followed up on their comments on “Hybrid working”. It seems to be something that many of our members are claiming to do, now that people are coming back to work. The issue … Continued
Your Personal finances The personal allowance and income tax thresholds for basic and higher-rate taxpayers will rise in April and then be frozen until 2026 – increasing their tax as earnings rise. Income tax rates and thresholds are set in … Continued
Paul Uppal, Forum Non-Executive Director Late Payment & Bad Business Practices Paul Uppal was the Government’s Small Business Commissioner from 2017 to 2019. Paul made giant strides towards ensuring fair payment practices for small businesses and changing the late … Continued