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Bank closures cause concern for SMEs

Following the closing of more Lloyds Banking Group’s branches, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has expressed concern about what this would mean for SMEs. FSB national chairman, Mike Cherry, said: “It is very worrying to see yet more local bank branches being shut down, leaving small business customers without …

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Budget announced: Self employed face insurance hike

Self employed workers will face an increase in National Insurance contributions, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced. ‘The self-employed were the biggest losers’, according to IPSE, an organisation representing self-employed and professional freelancers and contractors. There will be a 2 percent increase for self-empoloyed National Insurance Contributions by 2018, and the …

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FBCA endorses FFMA coffin protocol

Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) has announced that it will be endorsing the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers Association (FFMA) coffin and casket protocol. This statement is in line with the agreement and support of ICCM and APPC Cremation Associations. This protocol has taken four years to complete, the FFMA is sure that it will be well …

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