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  • Making Northern Ireland an Enhanced Economic Zone

    Making Northern Ireland an Enhanced Economic Zone

    This paper sets out the ambition of Northern Ireland becoming an Enhanced Economic Zone after Brexit, maximising its unique position acting as a bridge between the UK and EU markets. Download
  • Cymru Fedrus

    Cymru Fedrus

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  • A Skilful Wales

    A Skilful Wales

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  • Sharing Prosperity - The Future of Business Support

    Sharing Prosperity - The Future of Business Support

    New FSB report that looks at how the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund gives an opportunity to rebalance growth across the UK. Download
  • November 2018 - FSB Submission Scottish Government Draft Budget 2019-2020

    November 2018 - FSB Submission Scottish Government Draft Budget 2019-2020

    This submission provides FSB's views on the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19. FSB's main priorities include: establishing a Brexit resilience fund, further reforms of the business rates system, and action to boost town centres and high streets. 
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  • Supporting Women

    Supporting Women's Enterprise in the UK: The Economic Case

    FSB's latest report outlines the contribution that women owned and led businesses contribute the UK economies and to employment.  Download
  • Going for Growth

    Going for Growth

    New FSB report setting out fresh ways to tackle the challenges faced by small firms when trying to access finance for growth.        Download
  • Autumn Budget submission 2018

    Autumn Budget submission 2018

    FSB's calls on the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Budget. Download
  • September 2018 - Transport (Scotland) Bill

    September 2018 - Transport (Scotland) Bill

    In a response to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, FSB argue that a national approach to Low Emission Zones is essential to minimise the disruption they will cause smaller businesses.

     

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  • Pay it Forward: Lessons and recommendations for Europe from the UK payment landscape’

    Pay it Forward: Lessons and recommendations for Europe from the UK payment landscape’

    FSB's latest report explores the late payment issue from a European perspective. Download
  • September 2018 - A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

    September 2018 - A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

    In this response to the Scottish Government, FSB sets out key considerations for making a deposit and return scheme work for smaller businesses. 

     

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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. 

     

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  • 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