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  • November 2014 - Partial non-spot communications

    November 2014 - Partial non-spot communications

    This is the FSB's consultation response  to the government's consultation how best to address poor or patchy mobile phone signal.

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  • October 2014 - Digital communications infrastructure strategy response

    October 2014 - Digital communications infrastructure strategy response

    This is the FSB's consultation response  to the government's consultation on its Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy.

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  • October 2014 - BIS Select Committee Inquiry - Postal Services

    October 2014 - BIS Select Committee Inquiry - Postal Services

    The FSB consultation response to the BIS Select Committee on the current state of postal services and the problems within the market.

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  • October 2014 - Ofgem Standards of Performance

    October 2014 - Ofgem Standards of Performance

    The FSB has responded to the Ofgem consultation on the Supplier Guaranteed and Overall Standards of Performance.

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  • 2014 - Q4 - 62 per cent of firms expect to grow in 2015

    2014 - Q4 - 62 per cent of firms expect to grow in 2015

    Three in five (62%) small firms expect to grow their business in 2015 according to research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The FSB's Small Business Index finds that while firms are less confident than in previous quarters, they still expect to hire more staff, increase exports and grow their businesses in the first quarter of 2015.

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  • September 2014 - Low Pay Commission

    September 2014 - Low Pay Commission

    This is the FSB's submission to the low pay commission to help inform their recommendations on where to set the UK's minimum various wage floors.

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  • September 2014 - HSE - Prescribed List of High Risk Sectors

    September 2014 - HSE - Prescribed List of High Risk Sectors

    This consultation provides the FSB’s view of the proposals for the prescribed list of sectors and activities undertaken by the self-employed which will continue to be subject to section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

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  • September 2014 - EAC Adaption Sub Committee

    September 2014 - EAC Adaption Sub Committee

    This is the FSB's submission to the Environmental Audit Committee into climate change adaption.

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  • September 2014 - CMA Market Reform

    September 2014 - CMA Market Reform

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the CMA Energy Market consultation.

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  • August 2014 - Reserve Forces - Payment to Employers and Partners

    August 2014 - Reserve Forces - Payment to Employers and Partners

    The FSB responds to the Ministry of Defence on its proposal to financially assist SMEs that employ reservists.

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  • August 2014 - Ofgem Auto Rollovers

    August 2014 - Ofgem Auto Rollovers

    This is the FSB's consultation response in August 2014 to Ofgem's proposals for non domestic automatic contract rollovers and contract renewals.

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  • July 2014 - HMRC - Direct Recovery of Debts

    July 2014 - HMRC - Direct Recovery of Debts

    The FSB responds to the consultation in July 2014 which considers the proposed legislation for a new power which will allow HMRC to recover debts directly from the accounts of debtors.

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  • July 2014 - BRDO - Information Sharing Among Regulators

    July 2014 - BRDO - Information Sharing Among Regulators

    The FSB consultation response to the Better Regulation Delivery Office on proposals to improve data sharing between regulators.

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  • 2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    2014 - Q3 - FSB announces record breaking confidence

    The latest Small Business Index reports record levels of confidence from the UK's small business community. Records were also broken in terms of small businesses hiring new staff with a net balance of five per cent of FSB members adding employees.

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  • FSB Manifesto European Elections 2014

    FSB Manifesto European Elections 2014

    This Manifesto calls on European policy makers to 'Think Small First' ahead of the 2014 European Elections.

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  • June 2014 - Regulatory Reform Committee Inquiry into the Better Regulation agenda

    June 2014 - Regulatory Reform Committee Inquiry into the Better Regulation agenda

    This is the FSB's consultation response to the Regulatory Reform Committee on the Government's bid to reform regulation.

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  • May 2014 - HMRC Penalties discussion

    May 2014 - HMRC Penalties discussion

    The FSB consultation response to HMRC on the proposals for penalty reform within the tax payment system due to digitisation.

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  • May 2014 - Cyber Essentials Scheme Assurance Framework

    May 2014 - Cyber Essentials Scheme Assurance Framework

    The FSB consultation response to BIS on its cyber essentials scheme.

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  • May 2014 - Ofgem non-domestic third party intermedaries regulation

    May 2014 - Ofgem non-domestic third party intermedaries regulation

    The FSB consultation response on regulating non-domestic Third Party Intermediaries.

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  • May 2014 - Ofgem Market Reform

    May 2014 - Ofgem Market Reform

    The FSB consultation response into the proposal to make a market investigation reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain.

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