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  • Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland

    Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland

    A written submission by FSB NI to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry which focuses on the backstop and implications for Northern Ireland. Download
  • January 2019 - Review of Local Governance

    January 2019 - Review of Local Governance

    This submission provides the small business perspective on local decision making as part of the Scottish Government’s Local Governance review.

     

     

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  • Impact of Government Policy Index January 2019

    Impact of Government Policy Index January 2019

    The second Impact of Government Policy Index (IGPI), compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) for the Federation of Small Businesses.

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  • SBI Scotland - Q4 2018 - Scottish small business confidence hits all-time low

    SBI Scotland - Q4 2018 - Scottish small business confidence hits all-time low

    FSB's Scottish Small business Confidence Index fell to an all-time low of -32.6 points from -13.2 points earlier in the year. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    The SBI stands at -9.9 in 2018, down from -1.7 in Q3. Download
  • January 2019 - Letter to Migration Advisory Committee

    January 2019 - Letter to Migration Advisory Committee

    In a letter to the Migration Advisory Committee, FSB argues for substantial changes to the Shortage Occupation List to help smaller businesses recruit staff from outside the UK.

     

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  • January 2019 - Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt

    January 2019 - Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt

    In this submission to the Scottish Government FSB sets out how new proposals to restrict the marketing and promotion of discretionary foods could impact small businesses and urges the Scottish Government to take a cautious approach to any changes to the legitimate pricing and promotion strategies of smaller businesses.

     

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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
  • FSB NI response to DIT consultation on Free Trade Agreements

    FSB NI response to DIT consultation on Free Trade Agreements

    FSB NI’s comments which supplement the response submitted from FSB’s UK Policy Headquarters in Westminster which was submitted separately. FSB’s Northern Ireland submission must be read in conjunction with FSB’s national response, and consideration given to the information therein on our Members’ export and import activities, hopes, concerns and views.

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  • 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