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John Walker, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

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Autumn Statement: Small Businesses Need to See Real Benefits From These Announcements

Posted November 29, 2011 | 12:37 PM (EST)

Much of what the Chancellor has said today in his Autumn Statement didn't come as a surprise as it was so well trailed over the weekend. The main announcement that will benefit small businesses will be the National Loan Guarantee, or credit easing scheme.

This should allow businesses to...

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Sick Pay: We Need to Make Sure Businesses are Given the Support They Need

Posted November 22, 2011 | 09:48 AM (EST)

According to the Sickness Absence Review published this week, there are 150 million days lost to sickness absence each year.

Employees that work for smaller firms are generally happier and less likely to take time off - or 'throw a sickie' - with recent research from the Federation of...

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