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FSB outlines rates proposal to protect small businesses
Article Thu, 18 August 2022

FSB outlines rates proposal to protect small businesses

FSB’s Chair of Policy and Advocacy, Tina McKenzie, has written to the Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, urging him to implement a proposal that would help thousands of Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable micro and small businesses.

Article Wed, 17 August 2022

Small firms call for a Welcome (back) to Wales message

FSB Wales launches a report focused on the future of tourism in Wales

Squeeze on small business and household budgets from inflation undermines chances of economic recovery, small firms warn
Article Wed, 17 August 2022

Squeeze on small business and household budgets from inflation undermines chances of economic recovery, small firms warn

FSB responds to the latest producer and consumer price inflation data

Quarterly GDP fall shows costs crisis is firmly entrenched, small firms warn
Article Fri, 12 August 2022

Quarterly GDP fall shows costs crisis is firmly entrenched, small firms warn

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

 “Don’t leave businesses behind,
Article Wed, 10 August 2022

“Don’t leave businesses behind," says FSB NI

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.

As rates rise politicians can take action to ease pressures on small business
Article Thu, 04 August 2022

As rates rise politicians can take action to ease pressures on small business

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.

Interest rates rise will compound pressure on small businesses
Article Thu, 04 August 2022

Interest rates rise will compound pressure on small businesses

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

Scottish firms tested by rising costs and staff shortages
Article Thu, 28 July 2022

Scottish firms tested by rising costs and staff shortages

Mounting overheads, skills shortages and concerns about the economy punctured Scottish business confidence over the last three months according to new research.

Expansion of Government’s digital support welcomed by small firms
Article Mon, 25 July 2022

Expansion of Government’s digital support welcomed by small firms

FSB responds to Government’s announcement to expand Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

Small firms call for action as insurance premiums rise and coverage shrinks, new report finds
Article Tue, 19 July 2022

Small firms call for action as insurance premiums rise and coverage shrinks, new report finds

FSB's new insurance report, Paying a Premium?, examines the issues small firms face when navigating the insurance market

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