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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    Scottish smaller business confidence rose in the second quarter of 2017 from -9.6 points to -3.8 points. The index shows a net balance of 16% of small firms reporting a fall in gross profits for the quarter, with a net balance of 11.1% expecting gross profits to fall over the next three months.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    SBI falls to +15 in Q2 2017 from +20 in Q1, the first drop in confidence since the wake of the EU referendum.   Download
  • The Self-Organising Self-Employed: Empowering grassroots collaboration in the new economy

    The Self-Organising Self-Employed: Empowering grassroots collaboration in the new economy

    The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the FSB join forces to explore the collaborative arrangements emerging among the self-employed. Download
  • May 2017 -  Submission to the Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

    May 2017 - Submission to the Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

    This is FSB's submission to the Scottish Government's Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy. FSB covers a number of issues within the response including improving business regulation and policy development to take account of new business models and re-evaluating the labour market strategy in Scotland to consider the self-employed.  Download
  • FSB submission to the Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, May 2017

    FSB submission to the Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, May 2017

    The Changing World of Work for the Self-Employed and Small Businesses: FSB Submission to the Matthew Taylor Review, highlighting five particular areas of focus for the self-employed and small businesses. 

     


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  • Reformed Business Funding: What small firms want from Brexit

    Reformed Business Funding: What small firms want from Brexit

    Reformed Business Funding is the third report in FSB's four-part Brexit series.   Download
  • Small Business, Big Ambition: FSB General Election Manifesto 2017

    Small Business, Big Ambition: FSB General Election Manifesto 2017

    The FSB manifesto for the 2017 UK General Election should inform policymakers, major parties and candidates standing on 8 June 2017.  Download
  • FSB NI  UUBS response to UK Industrial Strategy consultation 17 April 2017

    FSB NI UUBS response to UK Industrial Strategy consultation 17 April 2017

    Response by Ulster University's Business School and FSB NI to the UK Industrial Strategy Consultation.  Submitted April 2017.   Download
  • FSBNI response to Economy 2030- a consultation on an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland

    FSBNI response to Economy 2030- a consultation on an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland

    FSB Northern Ireland's Response to the Department of Economy's Consultation on Economy 2030:  A Consultation on an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland.  Submitted April 2017 Download
  • May 2017 - City Region Deals Inquiry

    May 2017 - City Region Deals Inquiry

    In this response to the Local Government and Communities Committee's inquiry, FSB outlines its concerns regarding City Deals and calls for the introduction of independent small business champions. 

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  • March 2017 - FSB response to Automatic Enrolment review

    March 2017 - FSB response to Automatic Enrolment review

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government's 2017 Review of Auto Enrolment.

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  • A Skilful Exit: What small firms want from Brexit - Scottish Summary

    A Skilful Exit: What small firms want from Brexit - Scottish Summary

    The second in FSB's Brexit research series, looking at the impact on access to labour and skills from the EU for Scottish businesses.  Download
  • A skilful exit - What small firms want from Brexit

    A skilful exit - What small firms want from Brexit

    The second in FSB's Brexit research series, looking at the impact on access to labour and skills from the EU.  Download
  • April 2017 - Food Standards Scotland - Draft Regulatory Strategy

    April 2017 - Food Standards Scotland - Draft Regulatory Strategy

    This is FSB’s response to the draft regulatory strategy of Food Standards Scotland. FSB argues that more detail is required on actions to reduce and simplify regulation, the need for smaller businesses to have fair rights of appeal and our opposition to disruptive changes to charging regimes.

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  • FSB Manifesto 2017 Local Government Election - Councils Must Boost Local Business

    FSB Manifesto 2017 Local Government Election - Councils Must Boost Local Business

    This manifesto sets out a coherent set of measures that the incoming Local Governments should implement to boost local small businesses in Scotland. It focuses on creating more prosperous local economies and the small businesses rooted within them. 

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  • SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    Scottish smaller business confidence increased in the first quarter of 2016, from- 28.9 points at the end of 2016 to -9.6 points. The index shows that in the past 3 months Scottish small businesses’ revenues declined at the fastest rate in four years. However, a majority of firms do expect sales and turnover growth over the course of 2017. 

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    The SBI has recovered to 20, having been in negative territory immediately after the EU referendum. 

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  • Severn Bridge Tolls

    Severn Bridge Tolls

    FSB Wales response to the UK Government consultation on the Severn Bridge Tolls. Download
  • Rail Franchise and the Metro

    Rail Franchise and the Metro

    FSB Wales response to the Welsh Government inquiry into the rail franchise and the metro. Download
  • Development of the Natural Resources Policy

    Development of the Natural Resources Policy

    FSB Wales response to the consultation on the development of the natural resources policy. Download