federation of small businesses

FSB launches ‘common-sense’ mental-health guide

Helping small firms manage their employees' mental health and well-being in the workplace is the focus of new guidance from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and mental-health charity, Mind. Read More

Sick-leave rules “hampering” small firms

New rules on long-term sick leave are affecting the way most small businesses employ new staff, according to the results of a poll by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).<br> Read More

Employers and GPs advised on functioning of new fit note

The Government has published guidance for employers and doctors, outlining how the new fit-note system will work.<br><br> Read More

Tailored factsheet on directors’ duties for small firms

Further guidance on directors' responsibilities in health and safety hasbeen published by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Federationof Small Businesses (FSB).<br> Read More

SME advice line part of mental-health strategy

A new occupational-health advice line for small businesses is to bepiloted as part of a wide-ranging government strategy to improvesupport for people with mental-health conditions. Read More

HSE guidance and ACoPs to be provided free of charge online

From 1 September the full range of HSE guidance and approved codes of practice will be available free of charge on its <a style="color: #0033FF;" name="" target="" classname="" class="" href="http://www.hse.gov.uk">website</a>, as part of a major drive to encourage use of and compliance with the information.<br><br> Read More

HSE risk assessments demystified

The HSE has launched a campaign to show that risk assessments are notcomplicated, or tasks that can only be carried out by experts. Read More

SME trial planned as “successor” to Worker Safety Advisory Scheme

The HSE has pledged to carry out some pilot projects that will look at improving training for safety representatives among smaller businesses and encourage workforce members and first-line managers to work together on solving health and safety problems.<br><br> Read More

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