Articles from The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The greatest challenge of our lives

Two weeks ago, it was business as usual and COVID-19 was just something in the news headlines. Today, the government has brought the country to a standstill in an attempt to control the spread of the virus and curtail its death toll.

A strong and agile skills base is the foundation of any modern and successful economy

#Skills and training challenges in small businesses It has been encouraging to see the increased focus on skills across the UK’s political landscape.

Business owners have a crucial role to play in starting the conversation about #MentalHealth in the workplace

Owning and running a business can be hugely rewarding. However, it brings with it demands, responsibilities and risks that can bring personal pressures which can impact a person’s health and wellbeing. When your business is teaching then the additional demands of government agenda, organisational processes and needs of students can be overwhelming.

Overcoming the Three Major Challenges for Small Businesses Recruiting and Training #Apprentices

Over a quarter of small business apprentice employers in England feel that 2017 reforms have had a negative impact

#NationalApprenticeshipWeek - @FSB_Policy is calling on Government to secure the long-term future of #apprenticeships Government must deliver on apprentice pledges now to safeguard their future. Federation of Small Businesses research found that over a quarter of small business apprentice employers in England feel that 2017 reforms have had a negative impact.

Exhausted #Levy funds threaten future of apprenticeship system

Pupils right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out today how they did in their GCSEs and deciding their futures in education.

Reforms needed to make #apprenticeship system fit for the #FutureofEmployment

Despite positive changes like halving co-investment costs, small businesses in England are still struggling to take on new apprentices after the 2017 reforms, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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