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The Federation of Small Businesses says urgent support is needed for small firms affected by the delay in the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

Two new studies have highlighted some of the most damaging effects of the pandemic on small businesses and their employees.

Nine in ten small firms expect to be running at full strength by the end of this year but the British Chambers of Commerce has warned that further government support may yet be needed.

The number of active Etsy sellers almost doubled in 2020 as almost two million people worldwide looked for new ways to earn money from home during the pandemic.

The government has announced plans for a new body that will take over responsibility for enforcing the rules on modern slavery, the minimum wage and other employee rights.

The government is calling on the six million small businesses in the UK to lead the way on climate action as part of the drive to net zero.

The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the government to help struggling companies by giving them the opportunity to convert state-backed loans into employee ownership trusts.

Despite signs that the economy is bouncing back strongly, 15% of owner-managed businesses are in survival mode and expect to make redundancies, according to a new report.

A new study has looked at how workers across a variety of industries feel about their friends at work and how the pandemic has affected these relationships.

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join the HMRC VAT deferral scheme online if they want to spread the cost by paying in monthly instalments.