New small firms team
A NEW Small Business Advisory Group will aim to improve communication flow between the Government and small firms.
Representatives of the Credit Review Office (CRO) and ISME will feature on the new board, which has been established by Small Business Minister John Perry.
The group will not have to submit a final report but will be allowed to raise "issues of concern" to the minister and to make recommendations.
Those recommendations are expected to focus on government-controlled expenses, such as local authority charges.