Tagged: federation of small businesses

British Retail Consortium Accuses Mastercard and Visa of Charging Excessive Fees during COVID-19 Pandemic

Visa and Mastercard are being accused of charging “excessive” fees during the COVID-19 crisis. British retail groups are claiming that the scheme fees being charged by the payment companies have nearly doubled during the past 2 years. Retail groups in the UK have noted that… Read More

UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Says Next Budget Must be “Most Pro-Business Ever” to Combat Negative Effects of First Recession in 11 Years

The next or upcoming UK Budget will have to be the “most pro-business ever” so that it can counter the negative impact of the recession, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a member-led, non-profit and non-party organization that represents SMBs. The United Kingdom… Read More

UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Cautions that £1.5 Billion in Unclaimed COVID-19 Related Funding Might Go Back to Treasury if not Claimed Soon

Emergency COVID-19 funding or financial relief for companies in the UK will reportedly go back to the Treasury at the end of this month if it’s not claimed, the BBC reports. About four months after £12 billion in Coronavirus related funding was approved to help… Read More

Centre for Economics and Business Research: Small Business Loans on Funding Circle Boosts UK Economy By £2.7 Billion Since 2010

On Thursday, the Centre for Economics and Business Research released its latest report that revealed small businesses loans facilitated by Funding Circle had boosted the UK economy by £2.7 billion since 2010. The report stated businesses are drawn to direct lending platforms by the speed and simplicity… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube has Funded 12 Pitches Led by Women

Crowdcube has shared some interesting information regarding female entrepreneurs crowdfunding on their platform to raise capital for their companies.  Their reflection was engendered by a recent report by the Federation of  Small Bussinesses (FSB) in the United Kingdom. The FSB’s research indicates there has been… Read More

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