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  • June 2011 - Business Organisations Joint Finance Statement

    June 2011 - Business Organisations Joint Finance Statement

    The FSB makes a joint statement with other business bodies looking for practical ways to improve access to finance for Scottish small businesses.

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  • February 2011 - Consultation on the Introduction of a Scottish Standard Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire

    February 2011 - Consultation on the Introduction of a Scottish Standard Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of a Scottish standard pre-qualifying questionnaire. The FSB supports the introduction of a standard pre-qualifying questionnaire and its objectives however still had concerns about the wider public procurement agenda.

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  • February 2011 - Zero Waste (Scotland) Regulations

    February 2011 - Zero Waste (Scotland) Regulations

    This consultation provides the FSB’s response to the Zero Waste (Scotland) Regulations. The FSB broadly welcomes the objectives of the regulations which should bring down the cost of waste collection for businesses. However the suitability of local authority recycling facilities for small businesses is raised as an issue.

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  • February 2011 - SEPA

    February 2011 - SEPA's Change Proposals

    This consultation provides the FSB’s response on SEPA’s Change Proposals. The FSB welcomes SEPA’s commitment to reform and streamline regulatory systems according to the principles of better regulation.

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  • February 2011 - Building a Smarter Future: Towards a sustainable Scottish solution for the future of higher education

    February 2011 - Building a Smarter Future: Towards a sustainable Scottish solution for the future of higher education

    This response provides the FSB’s views on the Building a Smarter Future: Towards a sustainable Scottish solution for the future of higher education consultation. The FSB focuses on the areas of interaction between higher education and business.

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  • January 2011 - Scotland Bill 2010 Westminster Response

    January 2011 - Scotland Bill 2010 Westminster Response

    This consultation response provides the FSB’s views to the Westminster Scottish Affairs committee on the Scotland Bill 2010. While not taking a position on constitutional matters, the FSB argued that the Bill had the potential to improve economic decision-making in Scotland.

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  • January 2011 - Scotland Bill 2010

    January 2011 - Scotland Bill 2010

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views to the Scottish Parliament on the Scotland Bill 2010. While not taking a position on constitutional matters, the FSB argued that the Bill had the potential to improve economic decision-making in Scotland.

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  • January 2011 - Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (no.3) Regulations 2010

    January 2011 - Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (no.3) Regulations 2010

    This response provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s consultation on Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2010. The FSB highlights the need for a level playing field within the rates system for small businesses.

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  • FSB Manifesto 2011 Scottish Parliament Elections

    FSB Manifesto 2011 Scottish Parliament Elections

    This manifesto sets out what the FSB would like to see from the Scottish Government in 2011-2016 with a focus on economic recovery.

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  • Discussion paper: Local parking and trade

    Discussion paper: Local parking and trade

    This discussion paper on parking calls for creative solutions to address the impact of parking related issues on small high street businesses.

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