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SMEs retain staff

Government urged to help SMEs retain staff

> Small firms urgently need Government support to help them avoid redundancies, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned. The business group has called for the Government to switch its focus from encouraging firms to recruit staff to enabling them to keep hold of good employees. Since the introduction of the Government’s golden hello scheme on 6th April, businesses that recruit and train applicants that have been out of work for six months or more will receive a payment of up to £2,500. But the FPB has warned this is not enough to help small firms. “It is important to remember that recruitment is still taking place, and for these employers this scheme is very welcome, but most small businesses are concentrating on trying to keep hold of their skilled employees,&rdqu... »