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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    The SBI stands at -1.7 in Q3 in 2018, down from +12.9 in Q2. Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q3 2018 - Scottish business confidence slides as no deal concern mounts

    SBI Scotland - Q3 2018 - Scottish business confidence slides as no deal concern mounts

    Scottish small business confidence has fallen sharply in the third quarter of 2018 from +5.1 points to -13.2 points.  Download
  • FSB

    FSB's response to proposed new business rates laws

    Following the Barclay review of business rates, the Scottish Government has proposed a number of legislative changes to the Scottish NDR system. In this submission, FSB calls for a more modern rates system.  Download
  • Open Energy: Using data to create a smarter, cheaper and fairer energy market

    Open Energy: Using data to create a smarter, cheaper and fairer energy market

    FSB's latest report explores the concept of Open Energy and how it can make the energy market cheaper, simpler and fairer for small businesses. Download
  • September 2018 - Business Support Inquiry

    September 2018 - Business Support Inquiry

    In a submission to the EFJW Committee’s inquiry into business support and the Business Gateway service, FSB highlights how the Scotland’s wide range of business support needs to be more joined-up and customer focused. 

     

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  • August 2018 - FSB response to the off-payroll working in the private sector consultation

    August 2018 - FSB response to the off-payroll working in the private sector consultation

     FSB response to the off-payroll working in the private sector consultation Download
  • June 2018 - Submission to the Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage Rates

    June 2018 - Submission to the Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage Rates

    FSB Submission to the Low Pay Commission which looks at upcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage rates, including the National Living Wage. Download
  • Cefnogi Llwyddiant: Cymorth I Fusnesau Ar Ol 2020

    Cefnogi Llwyddiant: Cymorth I Fusnesau Ar Ol 2020

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  • Supporting Success: Business Support Beyond 2020

    Supporting Success: Business Support Beyond 2020

    FSB report on the business support landscape post-2020 Download
  • July 2018 - A rural economic strategy for Scotland

    July 2018 - A rural economic strategy for Scotland

    In this response to the National Council of Rural Advisers, FSB highlights that small businesses contribute around £15bn to the rural economy and should be placed at the heart of a new rural economic strategy. 

     

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  • A Clean Air Framework for Wales

    A Clean Air Framework for Wales

    FSB Wales consultation response to the Welsh Government's proposed clean air framework for Wales Download
  • Pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - Consultation response

    Pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - Consultation response

    FSB Wales response to the National Assembly for Wales Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales Download
  • The State of Welsh Roads

    The State of Welsh Roads

    FSB Wales response to the National Assembly for Wales Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee consultation on the state of Welsh roads. Download
  • FSB Wales response to Cardiff City Council consultation on Transport and Green Air

    FSB Wales response to Cardiff City Council consultation on Transport and Green Air

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  • Spotlight on Innovation: How Government can unlock small business productivity

    Spotlight on Innovation: How Government can unlock small business productivity

    This report aims to inform policy-makers how to improve the UK’s innovation policy for smaller businesses and sole traders.

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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2018 - Scottish business optimism highest since 2015

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2018 - Scottish business optimism highest since 2015

    FSB’s Scottish Small Business Confidence Index climbed from –17.8 points to +5.1 points in the second quarter of 2018, the first time since 2015 that the business optimism metric has climbed into positive territory. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    The SBI stands at +12.9 in Q2 in 2018, up from +6 in Q1. Download
  • Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms

    Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms

    FSB's latest report explores supply chain practice in the UK and what needs to happen to drive small business growth and increase productivity.  Download
  • June 2018 - A new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland

    June 2018 - A new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland

    In this response to the Scottish Government's consultation on a new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland, FSB reflect our priorities for supporting smaller businesses across the area.  Download
  • FSB NI response to Northern Ireland APD and tourism VAT call for evidence

    FSB NI response to Northern Ireland APD and tourism VAT call for evidence

    The FSB NI response to a UK Government consultation which examined potential changes to Air Passenger Duty and tourism related VAT in Northern Ireland. Download