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FSB Northern Ireland Comment on the NI Draft Budget 2021-22
Document Thu, 25 February 2021

FSB Northern Ireland Comment on the NI Draft Budget 2021-22

FSB NI comments on different aspects of the NI Draft Budget 2021/2022 in response to a consultation by the Department of Finance

FSB NI Response to Discussion Document on a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill
Document Mon, 01 February 2021

FSB NI Response to Discussion Document on a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill

Northern Ireland is a small business economy - 99.9% of businesses are SMEs. To this end, small businesses are a key consideration in almost any government initiative, let alone one of this scale and importance. In the same way we should always aim to create ‘ideal’ conditions for small businesses to start and thrive, we must ensure the methods we deploy in helping the environment to repair itself are based around a set of principles that protect and enable small businesses to play their part. Such principles acknowledge there are a number of different paths we can take to reach Net-Zero – based on political will or emerging evidence – and so they act as a ‘checklist’ to ensure we get there while protecting and accelerating economic opportunity. In other words, harnessing opportunity whilst doing the right thing.

EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Public Accounts Committee inquiry evidence - January 2021
Document Wed, 27 January 2021

EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Public Accounts Committee inquiry evidence - January 2021

FSB insights regarding experiences of new EU trading arrangements.

Article Wed, 25 November 2020

FSB’s response to the Access to Cash Call for Evidence

Our response to the HM Treasury Access to Cash Call for Evidence

FSB NI response to the Future Recycling and Collection of Waste of a Household Nature in Northern Ireland public discussion
Document Sun, 04 October 2020

FSB NI response to the Future Recycling and Collection of Waste of a Household Nature in Northern Ireland public discussion

FSB supports the goal of creating a well-developed circular and environmentally sustainable economy. Greater recycling by industrial and commercial users is essential in cutting our greenhouse gas emissions, and in shifting our economy to a more sustainable footing. Given their prominence, small businesses produce 85% of the non-household municipal waste in Northern Ireland. Therefore, the goal of a circular economy will not be realised without the strong consideration and buy-in of small businesses.

FSB Response to the UK Internal Market Consultation
Document Fri, 14 August 2020

FSB Response to the UK Internal Market Consultation

FSB NI Response to the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Consultation
Document Wed, 05 August 2020

FSB NI Response to the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Consultation

FSB NI supports the proposed policy on parental bereavement leave and pay, but urges that it also be extended to the self-employed and that the administration process be made as simple as possible.

FSB response to CMA's call for information
Document Wed, 05 August 2020

FSB response to CMA's call for information

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the CMA’s call for information on the Digital Markets Taskforce (‘DMTF’).

Ken Skates & Simon Hart - lockdown & business
Document Tue, 04 August 2020

Ken Skates & Simon Hart - lockdown & business

FINAL Foundational Economy 2.0 Policy Paper.pdf
Document Thu, 30 July 2020

FINAL Foundational Economy 2.0 Policy Paper.pdf

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