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  • October 2015 - Prosperity and Place

    October 2015 - Prosperity and Place

    In this report Professor Calvin Jones examines the conditions which cause Wales to lag behind other regions of the UK in economic terms.

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  • Energy Efficiency for Wales

    Energy Efficiency for Wales

    In this September 2015 response to the Welsh Government's consultation on an Energy Efficiency strategy for Wales, we highlight the need for the segmentation of Wales' business activity in terms of energy consumption and the fact that the vast majority of businesses in Wales are small or micro to be better taken into account.


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  • September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    In this detailed report Professor David Pickernell examines how a Small Business Administration could function in Wales.

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  • SBI Wales - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    SBI Wales - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

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  • Co-Investment in Skills

    Co-Investment in Skills

    In this June 2015 response to the National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee's discussion on the Welsh Government's Co-investment in Skills Framework, we highlight issues such as the need to ensure a financially sustainable skills system in Wales, which finds a balance between government, employer and individual responsibility for skills development.


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  • SBI Wales - 2015 - Q2 Small firms in a robust mood, says FSB

    SBI Wales - 2015 - Q2 Small firms in a robust mood, says FSB

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  • Better Regulation for Wales

    Better Regulation for Wales

    As FSB Wales we believe that a better regulation approach for Wales can benefit both those who are regulated and the regulators themselves.  In this paper we call for the Welsh Government to adopt a better regulation approach and set out practical steps to achieve this.


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

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


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  • SBI Wales - 2014 - Q2 - FSB uncovers a growing skills gap as small firms

    SBI Wales - 2014 - Q2 - FSB uncovers a growing skills gap as small firms' confidence hits an all-time high

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  • Our Place in the Country/Ein Lle Ni (English version)

    Our Place in the Country/Ein Lle Ni (English version)

    Our Place in the Country: The FSB Wales Agenda for Rural Business examines the key challenges faced by rural businesses, focusing on mobile phone and broadband coverage, transport and infrastructure issues, and the need to revisit business rate relief for rural businesses.


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  • The Future of Work and Skills

    The Future of Work and Skills

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor Martin Rhiseart looks at the changing nature of the world of work and the trends that may shape the future of work.

     


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  • The Financial Crisis

    The Financial Crisis

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor Kent Matthews examines the costs and benefits of relationship banking to small firms, whether relationship banking makes it easier to obtain credit, and whether it influences the terms on which loans are offered.


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  • Wales and Canada

    Wales and Canada

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series and originally part of an MBA dissertation supervised by Professor Calvin Jones at Cardiff Business School, Mac Faulkner shows how Wales could learn much from Canada in terms of support for businesses.


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  • SBI Wales - 2014 - Q1 - UK small businesses show a sustained recovery

    SBI Wales - 2014 - Q1 - UK small businesses show a sustained recovery

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  • SBI Wales - 2013 - Q4 - Encouraging outlook shows potential for growth in 2014

    SBI Wales - 2013 - Q4 - Encouraging outlook shows potential for growth in 2014

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  • SBI Wales - 2013 - Q3 - FSB forecast shows economy gaining momentum

    SBI Wales - 2013 - Q3 - FSB forecast shows economy gaining momentum

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