Online reporting tutorial launched by City watchdog

Small businesses with little accounting knowledge will be able to access
information they need to meet their financial obligations following the launch
of a new e-learning package put together by the Financial Services Authority.

The e-learning package is available via the FSA’s website, which also
contains newsletters, frequently asked questions, tips and information on
training and events.

The move is part of series of initiatives aimed at assisting small business
including improvements to the FSA’s Firm Contact Centre, such as longer opening
hours; more targeted newsletters and web pages; tailored handbooks; and a range
of workshops, training courses, road shows and surgeries.

Stephen Bland, retail intermediaries sector leader at the FSA, said: ‘As part
of our commitment to make it easier for small firms to do business with us we
have been working to improve what we offer them. The e-learning package is a new
way of offering assistance to firms and may offer extra support to those that
need it.’

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