This post will form the first part of a series of posts which will detail our findings. Just this week the ONS released UK unemployment figures and we’re seeing a 17 year high of 2.63million. However, our research suggests that the UK’s small businesses could help reverse the rise in unemployment. According to our survey 27% said they plan to create new jobs and increase their employee numbers over the next 12 months. But what could this mean in real terms? We’ve created this info graphic to illustrate what might happen.