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Federation of Small Businesses
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The UK's leading business organisation
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Need for stability paramount for UK small business

The events of the last 24 hours have been momentous and the effects have already been seen on the markets. Clearly the EU Referendum debate has been contentious, but we now call on the Government and all parties to bring stability for the business community.

Read our full comments below:

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Today we publish our fifth FSB EU referendum podcast with questions from our members in Northern Ireland. The podcast addressed questions such as the potential impact on the Good Friday agreement, the Single Electricity Market, tourism and funding. It also discussed the potential cross border impact on staff from the Republic of Ireland. Tune in to listen to Conor Patterson, Board Member, Northern Ireland Stronger In Europe and Jeffrey Peel, Chairman, Northern Ireland Business for Britain (Vote Leave) to answer these small business questions. Listen here now - http://bit.ly/1WuzsG8

We can shine a brighter light”: Sheryl Sandberg is on a mission to change women's lives via business. The latest Stylist Magazine discuses the joint Facebook and FSB #Shemeansbusiness campaign helping women in enterprise. Read the article here- https://lnkd.in/ezRGUVp

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We're working with Facebook on the launch of its exciting new campaign ‘She means business’. This partnership will look to inspire future women business owners, alongside providing practical help and support through tools and online learning sessions. We're also running a Twitter chat today on ‪#‎WomeninEnterprise‬ - get some top tips by following ‪#‎FSBChat‬ from 12pm. http://bit.ly/1XyP9LF

With one month to go to the EU referendum, we publish FSB’s EU Referendum Dossier. This includes a package of the top ten small business questions, the campaign responses and a scrutiny of these response by Full Fact. This is part of FSB’s EU referendum campaign to seek practical information that the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses need before casting their vote in a month’s time.More info- bit.ly/25aQmLy

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The next in our series of #FSBEUref podcasts are now available with small business questions from the south west region. This podcast included Ben Bradshaw MP for Exeter and political champion for Britain Stronger In Europe and John Longworth, Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council. Listen to the full podcast here now - bit.ly/1U8Pwtz
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FSB have today launched a new report called 'Women in Enterprise: The Untapped Potential' - this explores the specific challenges faced by women-led businesses and makes recommendations for improving support, developing mentoring networks and increasing the diversity of business ambassadors. Have a read! http://bit.ly/1YH69gW

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"EU Campaigns must answer small business questions"
Read the FSB press release on the recent announcement by the Electoral Commission that ‘Vote Leave’ and ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ as the two official LEAVE and REMAIN EU referendum Campaign groups.
http://www.fsb.org.uk/…/eu-campaigns-must-answer-small-busi…

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New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found two thirds (66%) of small firms have been a victim of cyber crime in the last two years, just under half (48%) have been a victim of non-cyber crime, and 53% have been a victim of both. We want PCC candidates to put business crime at the heart of their plans. Read our release: http://bit.ly/1VDriJR and PCC manifesto: http://bit.ly/22EMBN7
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Here's what our Policy Director Mike Cherry has to say about the Chancellor's #Budget2016 which backs small businesses > http://ht.ly/Zxrpd
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