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The Forum of Private Business has welcomed the Government's launch of the Small Business Online Forum enabling small and micro businesses to get quick and easy advice on their tax issues.

Ian Cass, Chief Executive of The Forum of Private Business, commented: “We have been consistently asking the Government and HMRC, on our members behalf, for a simplification of all things tax related for Small Businesses.

“Today's full launch of HMRC's Online Forum is an excellent step in the right direction in giving our member businesses access to an easy user-friendly source of advice. We look forward to working positively with HMRC as the Forum develops.”

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About Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it.

We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK.

Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable businesses to flourish and grow.