The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is looking for small businesses to take part in the ‘Business Buddy’ scheme, recently signed up to by the likes of business secretary Vince Cable.

The scheme aims to give first-hand experience of life at a small business to MPs, during Parliament’s summer recess.

Other MPs, including shadow Olympic minister Tessa Jowell, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and shadow education secretary Andy Burnham, have also signed up.

A number of MPs have already been matched up with placement businesses, but the FPB is looking for other businesses to take part in a couple of locations where none of its members are available.

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