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.
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.
In this response to the Scottish Government, FSB sets out key considerations for making a deposit and return scheme work for smaller businesses.
Scottish small business confidence has fallen sharply in the third quarter of 2018 from +5.1 points to -13.2 points.
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.
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.