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Federation of Small Businesses calls for Boris Johnson to deliver a business agenda.

Federation of Small Businesses has asked Boris Johnson to deliver a small business focused agenda for his next four years in office.

In a letter of congratulation, the FSB has also called for the Mayor to deliver on his manifesto commitments of tackling the issue of business crime, as well as investing in alternative forms of finance and infrastructural development that are critical to small businesses' growth.

“The Mayor has many challenges to face in the next four years, but also a great deal of opportunity to create the conditions for London’s small business community to grow."

– Sue Terpilowski, Federation of Small Businesses

BA takeover could lead to 1,200 job loses at bmi

bmi could be hit with huge job losses

The takeover of bmi by British Airways is set to lead to up to 1,200 job losses, the airline announced today.

BA started consulting unions on proposals to integrate the bmi business into its operations at Heathrow Airport after the acquisition was given regulatory approval from the European Commission last month.

BA said that without the acquisition, all 2,700 bmi jobs could have been lost.