The government is stepping up its campaign to urge businesses prepare for the smoking ban.

As of 1 July smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces will be illegal.

To help businesses prepare for the ban, in April the government is sending out guidance and no smoking signs to 1.7m businesses with employees in England.

Carol Undy, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses said: "The Federation of Small Businesses welcomes the publication of this guidance which will help to focus the minds of businesses and provide them with the information and support they need to make an easy transition into smokefree working.”