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Coronavirus update

The following is the latest update from the NFSP on the coronavirus situation as of 4pm 27 March 2020.   Headline information (updated 27 March)   Support for the self-employed. Yesterd...

Mar 27, 2020 |

Urgent update

Last night (Monday 23 March) the Prime Minister announced that the UK would be entering a phase of ‘lockdown’. People have been instructed to stay at home unless absolutely necessary and n...

Mar 24, 2020 |

“Biggest ever” NFSP Conference to provide opportunities for partnership promotion

The NFSP Annual Conference is this year being held in Stratford-upon-Avon from the 14th-16 April and the organisation is expecting it will be attended by the largest number of subpostmasters in its hi...

Jan 25, 2019 | NFSP

Small business confidence falls to lowest level for eight years

Small business confidence has fallen to -9.9, the lowest level since 2011, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index. The data revealed that 67% of small firms...

Jan 25, 2019 | Retail

Small Business Saturday 2018 "best ever"

An estimated £812m was spent in small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an 8% increase on last year, according to research commissioned by principal supporter American Express...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

BRC Calls for intervention over ‘alarming’ card fee hikes

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling on the government and the Payment Systems Regulator to intervene over the "alarming increases" to card scheme fees. The call comes after the B...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

'Government must focus on rural business infrastructure'

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to focus on infrastructure in its response to a House of Lords consultation about how policy could strengthen rural businesses...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail