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

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

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

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

    Three in five (62%) small firms expect to grow their business in 2015 according to research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The FSB's Small Business Index finds that while firms are less confident than in previous quarters, they still expect to hire more staff, increase exports and grow their businesses in the first quarter of 2015.

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  • FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts.(September 2014)
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  • September 2014 - Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

    September 2014 - Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

    This consultation response outlines the opportunities and threats for smaller businesses in the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Bill. It stresses that small firms are a key part of communities and should not be forgotten.

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  • September 2014 - Low Pay Commission

    September 2014 - Low Pay Commission

    This is the FSB's submission to the low pay commission to help inform their recommendations on where to set the UK's minimum various wage floors.

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  • September 2014 - HSE - Prescribed List of High Risk Sectors

    September 2014 - HSE - Prescribed List of High Risk Sectors

    This consultation provides the FSB’s view of the proposals for the prescribed list of sectors and activities undertaken by the self-employed which will continue to be subject to section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

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  • September 2014 - EAC Adaption Sub Committee

    September 2014 - EAC Adaption Sub Committee

    This is the FSB's submission to the Environmental Audit Committee into climate change adaption.

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  • September 2014 - CMA Market Reform

    September 2014 - CMA Market Reform

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the CMA Energy Market consultation.

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  • FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)
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  • FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)

    FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)

    FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)
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  • August 2014 - Reserve Forces - Payment to Employers and Partners

    August 2014 - Reserve Forces - Payment to Employers and Partners

    The FSB responds to the Ministry of Defence on its proposal to financially assist SMEs that employ reservists.

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  • August 2014 - Ofgem Auto Rollovers

    August 2014 - Ofgem Auto Rollovers

    This is the FSB's consultation response in August 2014 to Ofgem's proposals for non domestic automatic contract rollovers and contract renewals.

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  • Eating, Sleeping, Shopping, Doing: Small businesses and the National Tourism Strategy

    Eating, Sleeping, Shopping, Doing: Small businesses and the National Tourism Strategy

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the tourism sector in Scotland. It examines three key areas; who Scotland’s small tourism businesses are and what they think of the wider industry, the effectiveness of support available from the public sector and the view from the front-line on the national tourism strategy.

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  • SBI Scotland - 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    SBI Scotland - 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    Scottish small business confidence fell below the UK average in the third quarter of 2014.The report showed that while average small business confidence grew across the UK as a whole in the third quarter of 2014, it fell in Scotland. However, the figure is still in positive territory and higher than at this point in last year. The report also highlights growing revenues and falling levels of spare capacity in Scottish small enterprises.

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  • July 2014 - HMRC - Direct Recovery of Debts

    July 2014 - HMRC - Direct Recovery of Debts

    The FSB responds to the consultation in July 2014 which considers the proposed legislation for a new power which will allow HMRC to recover debts directly from the accounts of debtors.

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  • July 2014 - BRDO - Information Sharing Among Regulators

    July 2014 - BRDO - Information Sharing Among Regulators

    The FSB consultation response to the Better Regulation Delivery Office on proposals to improve data sharing between regulators.

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  • 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    The latest Small Business Index reports record levels of confidence from the UK's small business community. Records were also broken in terms of small businesses hiring new staff with a net balance of five per cent of FSB members adding employees.

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  • Consultation on Policy Evaluation of Small Business Rate Relief (July 2014)

    Consultation on Policy Evaluation of Small Business Rate Relief (July 2014)

    Consultation on Policy Evaluation of Small Business Rate Relief (July 2014)
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  • SBI Wales - 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    SBI Wales - 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence


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  • Scotland

    Scotland's Independence Referendum: Your Business, Your Vote

    This report provides an impartial guide to the Scottish Independence referendum for small businesses; it was produced with the University of Edinburgh Business School.

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