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  • SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    Scottish small business confidence rose in the first quarter of 2015 but was still down in comparison to the first quarter of 2014. The Index showed that both profit and revenue growth weakened over the first quarter of the year. That said, firms expected both revenue and profits to improve on the approach to summer.

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  • January 2015 - Growth Duty and Small Business Appeals Champions Extension

    January 2015 - Growth Duty and Small Business Appeals Champions Extension

    The FSB consultation response to the Better Regulation Delivery Office on the details of the growth duty for regulators.

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  • FSB Policy, Press and Public Affairs - A summary of Achievements in 2013-14

    FSB Policy, Press and Public Affairs - A summary of Achievements in 2013-14

    We work hard lobbying Government on issues that matter most to our members and to ensure the voices of the 4.9 million small firms are heard and listened to. This document outlines our achievements in the last 12 months.

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  • January 2015 - Corporate Directors prohibitions

    January 2015 - Corporate Directors prohibitions

    The FSB consultation response to the BIS Trust and Transparency Team on recommended prohibitions on corporate directors.

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  • January 2015 - CMA Annual Plan

    January 2015 - CMA Annual Plan

    The FSB consultation response to the Competition and Markets Authority on their annual plan 2015/16.

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  • January 2015 - Ofgem SoP

    January 2015 - Ofgem SoP

    The FSB's consultation response for Ofcom on extending the supplier guaranteed and overall standards of performance.

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  • January 2015 - Fracking

    January 2015 - Fracking

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the planning application process - statutory consultee arrangements.

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  • January 2015 - Internationalising Scottish Business

    January 2015 - Internationalising Scottish Business

    This response provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s Internationalising Scottish Business consultation. The FSB provides a reliable snapshot of the views of small businesses on exporting.

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  • 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    Small business confidence remains robust and firmly in positive territory, according to the first quarter results of the FSB's Small Business Index. Lower business costs and current economic conditions are relieving pressure for firms, giving them the confidence to take on new staff, reward staff with pay increases, and successfully access finance from their banks to invest in and build their business.

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  • South East Wales: Clusters

    South East Wales: Clusters

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor David Pickernell uses a cluster-based approach to gain a better understanding of what interventions are valued by different sub-sectors in the Cardiff Capital Region.


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  • Public Service and Economic Development in Wales

    Public Service and Economic Development in Wales

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor Calvin Jones argues that more attention needs to be paid to the role of the economy and place prosperity in finding effective governance solutions for Wales.


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  • SBI Wales - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    SBI Wales - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

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  • December 2014 - SME inquiry response

    December 2014 - SME inquiry response

    This is the FSB's consultation response to a consultation on what small business need from online and telecommunication channels.

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  • Scottish Government Debate: Developing Scotland

    Scottish Government Debate: Developing Scotland's Young Workforce

    In this briefing the FSB sets out its views and provides key statistics on the Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce youth employment strategy.

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  •  FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6 (November 2014)

    FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6 (November 2014)

    FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6
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  • November 2014 - Partial non-spot communications

    November 2014 - Partial non-spot communications

    This is the FSB's consultation response  to the government's consultation how best to address poor or patchy mobile phone signal.

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  • FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control  2015/21 (October 2014)

    FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control 2015/21 (October 2014)

    FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control  2015/21 (October 2014)

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  • SBI Scotland - 2014 - Q4 - 62 per cent of firms expect to grow in 2015

    SBI Scotland - 2014 - Q4 - 62 per cent of firms expect to grow in 2015

    The report showed that Scottish small business confidence tracked below the UK average for a second quarter in a row. However, investment intentions were up in comparison to the same point last year and profits were rising.

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  • October 2014 - The Smith Commission

    October 2014 - The Smith Commission

    This consultation response provides the FSB’s views on the Smith Commission. The FSB calls for the devolution settlement for Scotland to be firmly focused on driving economic growth, looking in particular at the further devolution of income tax.

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  • October 2014 - Digital communications infrastructure strategy response

    October 2014 - Digital communications infrastructure strategy response

    This is the FSB's consultation response  to the government's consultation on its Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy.

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