Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Business booms as sun shines on Britain, says FSB

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As the UK experiences a second week of sun, Federation of Small Businesses members continue to report big improvements in trade.

This, says the organisation, is welcome news after the effect on business of the extended period of cold in the first half of the year.

FSB research from earlier this year found that more than half (55%) of UK small firms were impacted financially by the prolonged cold snap costing each business £1,580 in lost earnings.

Mike Cherry, national policy chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "It's great that the warm weather is continuing to provide a boost to small businesses up and down the country, especially considering how long businesses had to suffer from the cold this year."