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  • SBI Scotland - Q3 2017 - Scottish small business confidence slides as costs rise

    SBI Scotland - Q3 2017 - Scottish small business confidence slides as costs rise

    Scottish small business confidence fell in the third quarter of 2017 from -3.8 points to -15.2 points. The index shows that a net balance of 7% of firms plan to increase their investment in the next quarter, up from 6% earlier in the year.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    The SBI stands at +1 in Q3 2017, down from +15 in Q2.  Download
  • Selling Wales to the World Consultation Response

    Selling Wales to the World Consultation Response

         FSB Wales response to Welsh Government consultation on Selling Wales to the World Download
  • Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help

    Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help

    FSB has launched a new short guide aimed at promoting wellbeing among the UK's small businesses and self-employed.  Download
  • September 2017 - Immigration Inquiry

    September 2017 - Immigration Inquiry

    This is FSB's response to the Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee's Immigration Inquiry. FSB argue that any new immigration system introduced after the UK leaves the EU must consider and be responsive to the needs and capabilities of smaller businesses. 

     

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  • Unstacking the deck: Balancing the public procurement odds

    Unstacking the deck: Balancing the public procurement odds

    FSB has launched a new report aimed at removing barriers to small businesses in the public procurement system. Download
  • July 2017 - Submission to the Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage Rates

    July 2017 - Submission to the Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage Rates

    FSB Submission to the Low Pay Commission which looks at upcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage rates, including the National Living Wage.   Download
  • July 2017 - Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill

    July 2017 - Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill

    This is FSB's response to Neil Bibby, MSP, Members' Bill on introducing a Pubs Code in Scotland. FSB argue that creating a level playing field between small businesses who lease tied pubs and large pub company owners would be good news for the sector and its customers. 

     

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  • July 2017 - Digital Scotland - Reaching 100% Programme

    July 2017 - Digital Scotland - Reaching 100% Programme

    This is FSB's response to the Digital Scotland - Reaching 100% Programme consultation. FSB covers a number of issues in the response including targeting smaller Scottish firms as a priority for roll out of superfast broadband and that reliable premises-by-premises information about the progress of R100 should be published. Download
  • TASGLU AR GYFER ECONOMÏAU GWLEDIG

    TASGLU AR GYFER ECONOMÏAU GWLEDIG

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  • A Taskforce for Rural Economies

    A Taskforce for Rural Economies

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  • Regulation Returned: What small firms want from Brexit

    Regulation Returned: What small firms want from Brexit

    Regulation Returned is the fourth report in FSB's four-part Brexit series. Download
  • Making the economy work for people on low incomes

    Making the economy work for people on low incomes

    FSB Wales response to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
    Making the economy work for people on low incomes Download
  • June 2017 - Improving Parking in Scotland

    June 2017 - Improving Parking in Scotland

    This is FSB's response to Transport Scotland's Improving parking in Scotland consultation. FSB argues that good local parking is required to sustain a healthy local high street and urges local authorities to use income from parking charges to cover their parking-related operating costs and/or reinvest in local roads maintenance or town centre projects.

     

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  • Uchelgais Genedlaethol: Addysg Fenter, Ysgolion ac Economi Cymru

    Uchelgais Genedlaethol: Addysg Fenter, Ysgolion ac Economi Cymru

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  • A National Ambition: Enterprise Education, Schools and the Welsh Economy

    A National Ambition: Enterprise Education, Schools and the Welsh Economy

    FSB Wales report on enterprise education in schools.

    English Language version.

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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    Scottish smaller business confidence rose in the second quarter of 2017 from -9.6 points to -3.8 points. The index shows a net balance of 16% of small firms reporting a fall in gross profits for the quarter, with a net balance of 11.1% expecting gross profits to fall over the next three months.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    SBI falls to +15 in Q2 2017 from +20 in Q1, the first drop in confidence since the wake of the EU referendum.   Download
  • The Self-Organising Self-Employed: Empowering grassroots collaboration in the new economy

    The Self-Organising Self-Employed: Empowering grassroots collaboration in the new economy

    The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the FSB join forces to explore the collaborative arrangements emerging among the self-employed. Download
  • May 2017 -  Submission to the Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

    May 2017 - Submission to the Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

    This is FSB's submission to the Scottish Government's Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy. FSB covers a number of issues within the response including improving business regulation and policy development to take account of new business models and re-evaluating the labour market strategy in Scotland to consider the self-employed.  Download