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Commenting on the provisional Project Merlin figures which have been issued today showing that the banks loaned £37.4 billion to small firms – just short of their commitment to lend £38 billion, John Walker, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said.
Government must put targeted and time specific VAT cuts in place to restore growth in key sectors, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said as its latest figures show that business confidence has fallen dramatically.
Almost three quarters (73%) of businesses have been paid late in the last 12 months, according to a new paper by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and for the majority (77%), it is by other businesses.
FSB report outlines how the planning system should support small firms, ahead of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) consultation.