Articles from The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Scrapping the 30 person threshold for Kickstart is good news to small firms

We are currently in the midst of one of the greatest health and financial crises the country has ever seen, and yet despite this there is hope that when we turn a corner, we'll be able to bounce back even stronger.

FSB scheme enables small employers and sole traders to provide Kickstart work placements

@FSB_policy & @AdeccoWV help hundreds of small businesses to provide @DWP #Kickstart placements to young unemployed  The Department for Work and Pensions has given its backing to a scheme which will enable small employers and sole traders to provide work placements to unemployed people aged 16-24 under the government’s Kickstart programme, which provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24-year olds on Universal Credit.

Small firms welcome skills announcement from PM and Migration Advisory Committee

Responding to the Prime Minister’s "Lifetime Skills Guarantee" speech addressing adult training and technical skills in England as well as the calls from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to include senior care workers onto the skills Shortage Occupation List across the UK, Federation of Small Businesses (@fsb_policy) National Chair Mike Cherry (@MikeCherryFSB) said:

Kickstart announcement welcomed, but more action needed to prevent a lost generation of young people

@FSB_policy has welcomed the announcement by Government launching the kickstart scheme aimed at helping young people into work.

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.

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