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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

Small businesses are key to lifting Northern Ireland from bottom of employment table

May 19, 2016 View this article

FSB defends small businesses against assault on Rates relief in Northern Ireland

May 18, 2016 View this article

News for Northern Ireland

All News

FSB publish Business Support in Northern Ireland paper

Mar 04, 2016 View this article

UUP/Conservative Election Briefing

Sep 08, 2015 View this article


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