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Action needed on late payment, says FSB

Some small firms are having to wait up to four months for invoices to be settled by larger customers, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

Businesses split over question of environmental taxes

Small businesses are divided over how effective green taxes are at promoting good environmental practices, a new survey has revealed.

Firms advised against employment law 'complacency'

The recent rise in the number of tribunals, fuelled by recession-lead redundancies, should alert firms to the importance of complying with employment law.

Consumers should be able to sue for compensation

Consumers are losing some £3.3 billion a year to underhand sales practices and should have the right to take traders who behave unlawfully to court in order to win compensation, a watchdog has argued.

Stakeholder pensions could be approaching 'obsolescence'

Sales of stakeholder pensions have fallen by 28 per cent in the last year, prompting speculation that the schemes are nearing the end of their usefulness.

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