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  • FSB NI response to the Review into Business Rates in Northern Ireland

    FSB NI response to the Review into Business Rates in Northern Ireland

    This document outlines the FSB Northern Ireland response to a consultation by the Department of Finance into Business Rates in Northern Ireland. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2019

    The SBI stands at -8.1 in Q3 2019, in line with the -8.8 recorded in Q2 2019. Download
  • FSB NI responses to MAC consultation on the salary threshold and Points Based System

    FSB NI responses to MAC consultation on the salary threshold and Points Based System

    This document sets out the FSB Northern Ireland response to the consultation by the Migration Advisory Committee which sought evidence on a salary threshold for employing migrant workers and the proposed new Points Based System for UK future migration policy.  Download
  • Calling Time on Business Crime: Safeguarding small firms for the future

    Calling Time on Business Crime: Safeguarding small firms for the future

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  • Lost Connection: How poor broadband and mobile connectivity hinders small firms

    Lost Connection: How poor broadband and mobile connectivity hinders small firms

    Report examines the impact of poor broadband and mobile connections on small businesses and lays out recommendations to improve the situation.  Download
  • Trading Forward: A Small Business Plan for the WTO

    Trading Forward: A Small Business Plan for the WTO

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  • Welsh Government draft budget consultation submission

    Welsh Government draft budget consultation submission

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  • September 2019 - Pre-Budget/ Financial scrutiny on roads maintenance in Scotland

    September 2019 - Pre-Budget/ Financial scrutiny on roads maintenance in Scotland

    This submission focuses on maintenance of local roads and argues that the Scottish Government should provide extra funding for local authorities with the highest proportion of roads in poor condition.

     

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  • Are we there yet? A roadmap to better infrastructure for Wales

    Are we there yet? A roadmap to better infrastructure for Wales

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  • A ydym yno eto? Map ffordd at well seilwaith i Gymru

    A ydym yno eto? Map ffordd at well seilwaith i Gymru

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  • The Future of Welsh Towns

    The Future of Welsh Towns

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  • Transforming Towns: delivering A Sustainable Future for Local Places

    Transforming Towns: delivering A Sustainable Future for Local Places

    A majority of people in Scotland live in towns. But in recent years these important local places have sustained hundreds of bank branch, public sector and chain-shop closures. 

    So how do we help places like Kirkcaldy, Kirkwall, Dumfries and Dornoch overcome their current challenges and prepare them for how we’ll work and live in the future?

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  • FSB response to the Low Pay Commission’s Consultation on National Minimum Wage Rates 2019

    FSB response to the Low Pay Commission’s Consultation on National Minimum Wage Rates 2019

    Latest research and recommendations regarding small firms' responses to rising wages.  Download
  • Response to off-payroll working in the private sector consultation

    Response to off-payroll working in the private sector consultation

    FSB recommendations regarding forthcoming changes to IR35 rules.  Download
  • FSB NI response to the Interim Report for Alternative Arrangements for the UK - Irish Border

    FSB NI response to the Interim Report for Alternative Arrangements for the UK - Irish Border

    The FSB Northern Ireland response to a consultation by the Alternative Arrangements Commission, looking at 'Alternative Arrangements for the UK - Irish Border. Download
  • July 2019 - Edinburgh City  Centre Transformation Strategy

    July 2019 - Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy

    This submission argues that businesses in the city centre of Edinburgh require time and support if the Council’s transformation plan is to be a success.

     

     


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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    The SBI stands at -8.8 in Q 2019, down from -5.0 in Q1 2019. 
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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2019 - Scottish Small Business Confidence Springs Back

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2019 - Scottish Small Business Confidence Springs Back

    In the second quarter of 2019, FSB’s Scottish Small Business Index (SBI) increased by a record 37.5 points to +3.3.  This is only the second time since 2015 that business optimism in Scotland has been in positive territory – and comes after two quarters of record-breaking lows.

     

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  • A Force For Business: Service Leavers and Small Businesses

    A Force For Business: Service Leavers and Small Businesses

    This report highlights a number of significant barriers that stand in the way of these desirable ends, and presents a clear set of recommendations for Government and others to help service leavers overcome these obstacles and succeed in the ways they find best suited to them. Download
  • FSB NI response - the application of exit fees in the small business energy market

    FSB NI response - the application of exit fees in the small business energy market

    This document outlines our response to a consultation by the Utility Regulator on the Application of exit fees in the small business energy market. Download