Ian Cass, Managing Director Update


Ian Cass talks about his positive visit to the HMRC stakeholder conference ’16

The first thing I noticed was the large annual report and accounts document that was left on the chair for every attendee to take away with them, perhaps they could save a few trees and a bit of money by putting it on a memory stick or disc. HMRC’s primary objective Firstly we were welcomed […]

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Forum’s Response to the Spring Budget 2017

The Forum responded to the Spring Budget 2017 with a 4 out of 10 with a that continued pressure on small businesses and the self-employed is short sighted as we look to Get Britain Trading again. The Forum will continue to lobby for a fairer system which affects all businesses equally across the high street, big business and […]

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The five things every start up business owner needs to think about

Record numbers of businesses are being started in the UK but half fail within 5 years. Find out what you can do to give your start up the best chance of success. 2014 was a bumper year for new business startups in the UK, with a record breaking 581,173 businesses being registered with Companies House. […]

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Autumn Statement for our Members 2016

In response to the first Autumn Statement delivered by the new Chancellor, it is safe to say there were plenty of areas that need digesting and thinking about – especially around identifying what the impact will be on our members and their businesses. We will have to wait for more information and detail before we […]

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Forum of Private Business responds to the Budget 2015

“Our members were looking for fairness and stability in the Budget. Fairness when it comes to the business tax burden and stability in a year of political uncertainty to allow small employers to invest and employ with relative certainty. As we look now beyond the Budget, we call on the next government to put in […]

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