The news has been dominated by the sandal that horsemeat has been found in burgers sold by supermarkets and ready meals sold by big businesses.
As a result, many local, independent shops on our high streets have seen an increase in trade. Small business owners can offer a personal service to its customers and can provide insight into the products that they buy.
We want to continue to celebrate small, local, independent shops. We want to Keep Trade Local.
You can find out more on FBS's Keep Trade Local campaign http://www.fsb.org.uk/other_campaigns
You can also find out more about what benefits the FSB offers to its members and join the FSB http://www.fsb.org.uk/benefits
FSB MP Christmas Shopping Dayin Taunton with Branch Chair, Ian Dyer and Ian Liddell-Grainger MP.