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Northern Ireland

Welcome to the FSB Northern Ireland Policy Homepage.

Chairman's Message

Small businesses are at the core of the local economy. They account for 99.9% of all businesses in Northern Ireland and provide employment for around 347,000 people. It is these firms that will drive forward economic recovery and the FSB will continue to lobby and advise on the policies and legislation required to achieve this.

Since the inception of the Assembly the FSB has enjoyed a good working relationship with all the political parties, delivering positive benefits for small businesses, such as Small Business Rates Relief, and the simplified Workplace Disputes Resolution process.

We look forward to cementing these connections even further as we work together in the coming months and years to create the conditions that will rebuild our economy after one of the deepest periods of recession in history.

Wilfred Mitchell OBE
Chairman, Northern Ireland Policy Unit

On this site you will find regular up-dates, our latest press releases and video.


Press Releases for Northern Ireland

All Press Releases

Pyrrhic victory for retailers in Northern Ireland rates reform

Nov 29, 2016 View this article

View from the Northern Ireland Policy Chair - November 2016

Nov 29, 2016 View this article

News for Northern Ireland

All News

Policy Matters - Autumn 2016 FSB Northern Ireland Policy Newsletter

Nov 10, 2016 View this article

FSB present evidence on non-domestic rating system to NI Assembly Finance Committee

Oct 12, 2016 View this article


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