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Graduate roles may be found in small businesses, which are 'best-placed' to recover from downturn

Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers may find graduate opportunities in small businesses, as they are "best placed" to help the United Kingdom recover from the economic downturn.

That is according to the John Walker, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), who called on the chancellor to deliver a Budget that will help these companies.

Mr Walker said that the coming year is to be difficult for all firms, but - with the right help - smaller businesses will be able to emerge from the recession largely unscathed.

"2010 was a tough year and 2011 looks like it's going to be much of the same as the public sector cuts begin to bite, unemployment remains high and GDP contracts," he said.

"We need to see the chancellor use the Budget to create a country fit for entrepreneurs by providing incentives for businesses to take on staff and for self-employment to become a viable choice for the unemployed."

There are currently 4.8 million small businesses that are active in the United Kingdom, while the FSB has 210,000 members.

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