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Firms say new business support provision is ‘inadequate’

February 6th, 2012 | 5 comments Source: BAD News

A new poll from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) reveals that only one in ten of its members believe that the new Business Link website will provide them with cost-effective support, while one in five believe it will not…

Business support groups angry at appointment on new LEP leadership network

April 11th, 2011 | 3 comments Source: BAD News

Representatives from UK business support groups have voiced their concerns after Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced that the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has been chosen to lead a national network of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), which will cost £300,000 to set up. Organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the Institute of […]