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FSB Award Winners in Wales Announced
Article Fri, 01 March 2024

FSB Award Winners in Wales Announced

Sustainability Consultants, pioneering prosthetics and a pedigree sheep and flower farm based in North Wales: The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards Wales 2024’s most inspiring small businesses

Budget needs to improve cashflow, protect jobs and incentivise growth in small businesses
Article Wed, 28 February 2024

Budget needs to improve cashflow, protect jobs and incentivise growth in small businesses

This Budget needs to be about cutting the taxes that hold small firms back the most, which in turn will incentivise growth and job creation. As we steer away from the recession, it’s the only way for us to revive our sluggish economy.

Federation of Small Businesses strongly represented on the Government`s new Small Business Council
Article Thu, 22 February 2024

Federation of Small Businesses strongly represented on the Government`s new Small Business Council

Tina McKenzie MBE, FSB`s UK Policy Chair and Alan Lowry, CEO Environmental Street Furniture and FSB`s NI Policy Chair have been appointed to the Government`s Small Business Council.

Recession reality prompts small businesses to call for pro-growth Budget
Article Thu, 15 February 2024

Recession reality prompts small businesses to call for pro-growth Budget

Our research found that confidence among small firms has been in negative territory for seven straight quarters, due to the energy price crisis and the knock-on impact on the cost of doing business

Northern Ireland’s low business birth rate should be cause for concern
Article Thu, 15 February 2024

Northern Ireland’s low business birth rate should be cause for concern

These figures emphasise the need to remove barriers to starting up new businesses in Northern Ireland

Jobs, pay and prospects all at risk unless Chancellor acts at Budget, small firms warn
Article Wed, 14 February 2024

Jobs, pay and prospects all at risk unless Chancellor acts at Budget, small firms warn

Personal tax cuts are meaningless without pro-enterprise, pro-jobs measures at Budget

Ambition must be at the heart of the new Executive
Article Tue, 13 February 2024

Ambition must be at the heart of the new Executive

Writing in the Belfast Newsletter, Alan Lowry, FSB`s Northern Ireland Policy Chair, says that if NI Executive Ministers accept the offer of collaboration with business stakeholders, then it can deliver long term policy change that will see Northern Ireland really thrive

Executive must act quickly on childcare
Article Mon, 12 February 2024

Executive must act quickly on childcare

Childcare is essential economic infrastructure and the formation of a Childcare Advisory Group will help address short term needs

Danske Bank branch closure announcement is a blow to businesses and consumers
Article Fri, 09 February 2024

Danske Bank branch closure announcement is a blow to businesses and consumers

Branch closures are turning many communities into a banking wasteland, limiting access to cash and shrinking an increasingly fragile free-to-use ATM network.

Access to cash proposals a good starting point but need to be more ambitious, say small firms
Article Thu, 08 February 2024

Access to cash proposals a good starting point but need to be more ambitious, say small firms

FSB responds to Financial Conduct Authority consultation on ensuring access to cash is preserved, and calls for a more ambitious approach

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