By Daniel Hunter

As the UK experiences a second week of sun, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) members continue to report big improvements in trade. This is welcome news after the effect on business of the extended period of cold in the first half of the year.

FSB research from earlier this year found that more than half (55%) of UK small firms were impacted financially by the prolonged cold snap costing each business £1,580 in lost earnings.

Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "It's great that the warm weather is continuing to provide a boost to small businesses up and down the country, especially considering how long businesses had to suffer from the cold this year."

Albert Jones, owner of Pleasure Beach amusement park in Great Yarmouth, said: "Now that everyone has internet on their phones, weather forecasts have become more important than ever to how well we do. A bad forecast can be a major blow to business, so I'm delighted the good weather is predicted to continue. We're expecting to see trade up by 50 per cent."

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