Businesses at risk: ‘The hardship is not just for us’

“If we are to save good small businesses that are innovative and forward looking but which, without help with their investment plans, are in danger of going under, the Budget must bring forward measures.,” said Mr Brown, who founded the AFFE last year.

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Marmite and PG Tips maker Unilever warns of price rises

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