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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    The SBI stands at -8.8 in Q 2019, down from -5.0 in Q1 2019. 
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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2019

    The SBI stands at -5.0 in Q1 2019, down from -1.7 in Q4 2018. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    The SBI stands at -9.9 in 2018, down from -1.7 in Q3. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    The SBI stands at -1.7 in Q3 in 2018, down from +12.9 in Q2. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    The SBI stands at +12.9 in Q2 in 2018, up from +6 in Q1. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2018

    The SBI stands at +6 in Q1 2018, up from -2.5 in Q4. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2017

    The SBI stands at -2.5 in Q4 2017, down from +1 in Q3.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    The SBI stands at +1 in Q3 2017, down from +15 in Q2.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    SBI falls to +15 in Q2 2017 from +20 in Q1, the first drop in confidence since the wake of the EU referendum.   Download
  • FSB submission to the Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, May 2017

    FSB submission to the Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, May 2017

    The Changing World of Work for the Self-Employed and Small Businesses: FSB Submission to the Matthew Taylor Review, highlighting five particular areas of focus for the self-employed and small businesses. 

     


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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    The SBI has recovered to 20, having been in negative territory immediately after the EU referendum. 

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q4 2016

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q4 2016

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveals today that UK small business confidence in the last quarter bounced back to the level reported before the EU referendum campaign began. FSB’s Small Business Index (SBI) has now moved into positive territory, which means that more small businesses feel confident than those that feel the opposite. 

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2016

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2016

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that UK small business confidence has continued to fall, dipping into negative territory for the first time since 2012. Business owners feeling confident are outnumbered by those that feel the opposite. However, FSB found many immediate economic conditions improving, with small firms reporting greater access to finance, a rise in new employment and reduced spare capacity in their businesses.


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  • FSB Low Pay Commission submission - July 2016

    FSB Low Pay Commission submission - July 2016

    FSB's submission to the Low Pay Commission (LPC). The LPC is tasked with making a recommendation to Government on what level the various UK minimum wages should be set at. Download
  • Treating Smaller Businesses Like Consumers - Unfair Contract Terms

    Treating Smaller Businesses Like Consumers - Unfair Contract Terms

    New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests half (52%) of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years.

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  • Make or Break: Getting apprenticeship reform right for small businesses

    Make or Break: Getting apprenticeship reform right for small businesses

    This report found apprenticeship reform at a make-or-break moment, with small firms critical to achieving the Government’s target of reaching three million new apprentices by 2020. The report clearly demonstrates the potential of small firms to help meet the target, but also presents some major challenges which need to be addressed to achieve it.

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  • Destination export: The small business export landscape

    Destination export: The small business export landscape

    The report highlights key characteristics and drivers of small firms that currently export and, crucially, the potential exporters of the future. The focus on potential exporters offers insights into what more could be done to move the dial on growing the number of small firms selling overseas.

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  • July 2016 - Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework

    July 2016 - Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework

    FSB responds to consultation on corporate insolvency reform. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2016

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2016

    The latest Small Business Index (SBI) found small business confidence at a four year low following the largest annual drop in the FSB Small Business Index (SBI) since it started in 2010. The latest SBI, gathered before the EU referendum, found smaller firms planning to cut jobs for a second consecutive quarter. FSB members reported falling profits with increases to the cost of labour and the overall tax burden listed as major contributors to a rise in the cost of doing business.

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  • Cyber Resilience: How to protect smaller firms in the digital economy

    Cyber Resilience: How to protect smaller firms in the digital economy

    This paper looks at how small firms are unfairly carrying the cost of cyber crime in an increasingly vulnerable digital economy. It also makes recommendations for a range of policy measures designed to address these issues.

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