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  • February 2015 - HMRC Direct recovery of debt legislation

    February 2015 - HMRC Direct recovery of debt legislation

    The FSB responds to the consultation in February 2015 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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  • February 2015 - BIS reporting payment practices

    February 2015 - BIS reporting payment practices

    Consultation by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on payment practices and polices. The FSB supports the proposal for greater transparency on the payment practices of businesses. Late payment is one of the most serious issues affecting small businesses.

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  • February 2015 - Law Society Employment Tribunal Reform

    February 2015 - Law Society Employment Tribunal Reform

    This is the FSB's response  to the  Law Society's consultation on how well changes to Employment Tribunal's are working since reforms in 2014.

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  • February 2015 - Defra Retail Exits

    February 2015 - Defra Retail Exits

    The FSB has responded to the Defra consultation on retail exits reform: how we plan to implement new regulations.

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  • February 2015 - CMA Market Reform

    February 2015 - CMA Market Reform

    The FSB provides details of the oral evidence it gave to the CMA inquiry into the energy market.

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  • February 2015 - Educational Attainment Gap - Commission for Developing Scotland

    February 2015 - Educational Attainment Gap - Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce

    This consultation provides the FSB's views on the educational attainment gap as part of the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce. The FSB welcomes the Scottish Government's aim to create a 'work relevant educational experience for our young people' and emphasises the importance of work related learning.

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  • FSB NI response to Rating of Commercial Window Displays (January 2015)

    FSB NI response to Rating of Commercial Window Displays (January 2015)

    FSB NI response to Rating of Commercial Window Displays (January 2015)
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  • SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    SBI Scotland - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    Scottish small business confidence rose in the first quarter of 2015 but was still down in comparison to the first quarter of 2014. The Index showed that both profit and revenue growth weakened over the first quarter of the year. That said, firms expected both revenue and profits to improve on the approach to summer.

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  • January 2015 - Growth Duty and Small Business Appeals Champions Extension

    January 2015 - Growth Duty and Small Business Appeals Champions Extension

    The FSB consultation response to the Better Regulation Delivery Office on the details of the growth duty for regulators.

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  • FSB Policy, Press and Public Affairs - A summary of Achievements in 2013-14

    FSB Policy, Press and Public Affairs - A summary of Achievements in 2013-14

    We work hard lobbying Government on issues that matter most to our members and to ensure the voices of the 4.9 million small firms are heard and listened to. This document outlines our achievements in the last 12 months.

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  • January 2015 - Corporate Directors prohibitions

    January 2015 - Corporate Directors prohibitions

    The FSB consultation response to the BIS Trust and Transparency Team on recommended prohibitions on corporate directors.

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  • January 2015 - CMA Annual Plan

    January 2015 - CMA Annual Plan

    The FSB consultation response to the Competition and Markets Authority on their annual plan 2015/16.

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  • January 2015 - Ofgem SoP

    January 2015 - Ofgem SoP

    The FSB's consultation response for Ofcom on extending the supplier guaranteed and overall standards of performance.

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  • January 2015 - Fracking

    January 2015 - Fracking

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the planning application process - statutory consultee arrangements.

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  • January 2015 - Internationalising Scottish Business

    January 2015 - Internationalising Scottish Business

    This response provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s Internationalising Scottish Business consultation. The FSB provides a reliable snapshot of the views of small businesses on exporting.

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  • 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    Small business confidence remains robust and firmly in positive territory, according to the first quarter results of the FSB's Small Business Index. Lower business costs and current economic conditions are relieving pressure for firms, giving them the confidence to take on new staff, reward staff with pay increases, and successfully access finance from their banks to invest in and build their business.

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  • South East Wales: Clusters

    South East Wales: Clusters

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor David Pickernell uses a cluster-based approach to gain a better understanding of what interventions are valued by different sub-sectors in the Cardiff Capital Region.


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  • Public Service and Economic Development in Wales

    Public Service and Economic Development in Wales

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Professor Calvin Jones argues that more attention needs to be paid to the role of the economy and place prosperity in finding effective governance solutions for Wales.


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  • SBI Wales - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

    SBI Wales - 2015 - Q1 - Small firms on solid ground as they create new jobs and increase wages

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  • December 2014 - SME inquiry response

    December 2014 - SME inquiry response

    This is the FSB's consultation response to a consultation on what small business need from online and telecommunication channels.

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