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  • The CEBR-FSB Employment Costs Index - 2015 Update

    The CEBR-FSB Employment Costs Index - 2015 Update

    This interactive model gave total employment costs for different example businesses, broken down into wage and non-wage costs. Potential scenarios for government policy were also investigated, including changes to minimum wage levels and adjustments to national insurance contribution (NIC) rates and allowances.

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  • A study of FSB members’ views on the UK’s membership of the European Union

    A study of FSB members’ views on the UK’s membership of the European Union

    The FSB has published a comprehensive study into current small businesses' opinion on the forthcoming referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. This report contains the full detail s of the study.

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  • September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    The FSB consultation response to the DECC Renewable Financial Incentives Team on changes to financial support for solar PV.

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  • The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    Working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) the FSB has taken a closer look at the function of LEPs and produced a number of recommendations for how they can work better for small businesses.

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  • August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    The FSB responds to a consultation welcoming the potential contribution a Small Business Commissioner might make to help change the culture of poor contractual practices within supply chains and to enable small businesses to resolve contractual disputes quickly and easily. This contribution will be determined by the level of powers and resources provided.

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  • August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    The FSB has submitted a response to the CMA’s consultation around the assessment of branches as a barrier to entry and expansion within the retail banking market.

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  • August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the Government's proposal to remove pre-accreditation and pre-registration from the feed-in-tarriff scheme

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  • August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    The FSB has contributed to the consultation on remedies to facilitate widespread energy market engagement by domestic and micro-business customers.

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  • Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    This report examines the build cost for smaller residential schemes.

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  • How to successfully equity crowdfund

    How to successfully equity crowdfund

    The FSB and the UK Crowdfunding Association outline five steps to help you successfully
    crowdfund for your business.

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  • Severe weather - a more resilient small business community

    Severe weather - a more resilient small business community

    This new report explores recent research by the FSB on severe weather and small businesses. It provides recommendations on how small businesses can be more resilient to severe weather events.

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  • July 2015 - PSC Register Consultation

    July 2015 - PSC Register Consultation

    The FSB consultation response to the BIS Trust and Transparency Team on the public disclosure of information from the Persons of Significant Control register.

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  • July 2015 - SEGB Smart Meters

    July 2015 - SEGB Smart Meters

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on Smart Meters.

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  • The fourth utility: Delivering universal broadband connectivity for small businesses across the UK

    The fourth utility: Delivering universal broadband connectivity for small businesses across the UK

    This paper starts from the premise that too many small businesses in the UK are unable to access fixed and mobile broadband services that are 'fit for purpose' and meet their commercial needs. Lack of access reduces productivity, stifles innovation and restricts the ability of British firms to grow and compete in global markets.

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  • 2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    2015 - Q3 - Economic confidence cools but small firms remain optimistic, says FSB

    In the third quarter of 2015, confidence is cooling for small firms but figures remain in positive territory.

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  • June 2015 - Small Businesses as Consumers Call for Evidence

    June 2015 - Small Businesses as Consumers Call for Evidence

    The FSB has provided evidence in this consultation about the protection of small businesses when purchasing goods and services.

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  • June 2015 - BIS Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumers

    June 2015 - BIS Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumers

    The FSB consultation response to BIS Consumer and Competition Policy on alternative dispute resolutions for consumers.

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  • June 2015 - Ofgem Supplier Objectives

    June 2015 - Ofgem Supplier Objectives

    The FSB has responded to a Ofgem consultation on supplier objections.

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  • Key to the knowledge making the most of small business intellectual property

    Key to the knowledge making the most of small business intellectual property

    A new report on the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for small businesses.

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  • 2015 - Q2 Small firms in a robust mood, says FSB

    2015 - Q2 Small firms in a robust mood, says FSB

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