Open consultation on the detailed design of the changes to
partnerships rules and on how to ensure that any impacts outside
the specified targeted areas can be reduced without giving rise to
uncertainty and avoidance.
FSB research shows that half of independent retailers think
their town centre is performing ‘poorly' and is backing calls for
closer ties between small firms and local authorities, to boost
spending on the high street.
Research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows
that one in four UK small firms risk being uncompetitive by not
having their own website. As a consequence jobs and growth on local
high streets could be under threat.