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  • September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    The FSB consultation response to the DECC Renewable Financial Incentives Team on changes to financial support for solar PV.

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  • The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    Working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) the FSB has taken a closer look at the function of LEPs and produced a number of recommendations for how they can work better for small businesses.

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  • September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    In this detailed report Professor David Pickernell examines how a Small Business Administration could function in Wales.

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  • August 2015 - Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland

    August 2015 - Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Government’s cyber resilience strategy. The FSB calls for a safe and secure commercial environment for small businesses.

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  • August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    The FSB responds to a consultation welcoming the potential contribution a Small Business Commissioner might make to help change the culture of poor contractual practices within supply chains and to enable small businesses to resolve contractual disputes quickly and easily. This contribution will be determined by the level of powers and resources provided.

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  • August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    The FSB has submitted a response to the CMA’s consultation around the assessment of branches as a barrier to entry and expansion within the retail banking market.

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  • August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the Government's proposal to remove pre-accreditation and pre-registration from the feed-in-tarriff scheme

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  • August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    The FSB has contributed to the consultation on remedies to facilitate widespread energy market engagement by domestic and micro-business customers.

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  • Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    This report examines the build cost for smaller residential schemes.

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  • How to successfully equity crowdfund

    How to successfully equity crowdfund

    The FSB and the UK Crowdfunding Association outline five steps to help you successfully
    crowdfund for your business.

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  • August 2015 - Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market

    August 2015 - Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s consultation on Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market. The FSB gives an overview of small businesses contribution to the Scottish labour market and calls for the establishment of a robust measure of job quality.

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  • Continuing to Connect Telecoms 2015-2017 Consultation (July 2015)

    Continuing to Connect Telecoms 2015-2017 Consultation (July 2015)

    Telecoms - Continuing to Connect Consultation response (July 2015)
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  • SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic

    SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic

    Scottish small business confidence has cooled in the third quarter of 2015. The proportion of small firms reporting revenue growth has fallen back, although it remains the case that more have seen their turnover rise than fall. More positively, the report shows that recruitment and investment intentions have remained firm and credit conditions appear to be easing.

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  • Severe weather - a more resilient small business community

    Severe weather - a more resilient small business community

    This new report explores recent research by the FSB on severe weather and small businesses. It provides recommendations on how small businesses can be more resilient to severe weather events.

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  • July 2015 - PSC Register Consultation

    July 2015 - PSC Register Consultation

    The FSB consultation response to the BIS Trust and Transparency Team on the public disclosure of information from the Persons of Significant Control register.

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  • July 2015 - SEGB Smart Meters

    July 2015 - SEGB Smart Meters

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on Smart Meters.

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  • The fourth utility: Delivering universal broadband connectivity for small businesses across the UK

    The fourth utility: Delivering universal broadband connectivity for small businesses across the UK

    This paper starts from the premise that too many small businesses in the UK are unable to access fixed and mobile broadband services that are 'fit for purpose' and meet their commercial needs. Lack of access reduces productivity, stifles innovation and restricts the ability of British firms to grow and compete in global markets.

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  • SBI Wales - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    SBI Wales - 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

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  • July 2015 - Proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill

    July 2015 - Proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s proposals for a Lobbying Transparency Bill. The FSB believes that the introduction of a publicly available register of lobbyists is unnecessary and is not in keeping with the key principles of better regulation.

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  • 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    In the third quarter of 2015, confidence is cooling for small firms but figures remain in positive territory.

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