March 17, 2010

FSB study highlights importance of broadband to SMEs

by Jan Harris

According to a study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) small businesses rely on the internet to the extent that they would move premises for a faster connection. The research found that 63 per cent of small firms are not happy with their broadband service due to speed and reliability issues, and […]




March 8, 2010

FSB calls for openness on flat rate VAT

by Jan Harris

Small business champion, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), is calling on the government to review flat rate VAT after discovering huge rises in the rates that small businesses have to pay. An FSB survey found that flat rate VAT, which HMRC charges businesses with a turnover of less than £150,000, has risen for 48% […]




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