FSB says 0.1% fall in GDP in Q2 must be a wake-up call to Government that intervention to help businesses cope with spiralling costs is needed, as recession looms
FSB Northern Ireland has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to bring the energy discount scheme to households in Northern Ireland but has warned that urgent engagement is needed to address the unprecedented challenges faced by businesses here.
Following the decision of the Bank of England to increase the base rate from 1.25% to 1.75%, FSB Northern Ireland believes that a series of interventions will be required to help small and micro firms ride out the storm of pressures and challenges facing them.
The highest rise in the base rate in over 25 years will leave countless thousands of small businesses with less financial room to manoeuvre, amid a cost of doing business crisis
Mounting overheads, skills shortages and concerns about the economy punctured Scottish business confidence over the last three months according to new research.
FSB responds to Government’s announcement to expand Help to Grow: Digital scheme.
FSB's new insurance report, Paying a Premium?, examines the issues small firms face when navigating the insurance market
At a time when a cost-of living crisis and uncertain trading environment continues to impede the long-term sustainability of small firms in Northern Ireland, it is deeply concerning that access to affordable and adequate insurance cover is proving to be a major barrier to their growth.
Over 100 small businesses turned out for FSB's Small Business Conference in North Wales
FSB's quarterly confidence index falls to level not seen outside pandemic-induced restrictions, while three quarters of firms are not anticipating growth over the coming quarter