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  • Scottish Government Debate: Developing Scotland

    Scottish Government Debate: Developing Scotland's Young Workforce

    In this briefing the FSB sets out its views and provides key statistics on the Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce youth employment strategy.

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  •  FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6 (November 2014)

    FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6 (November 2014)

    FSB NI response to Finance & Personnel Committee on Draft Budget 2015/6
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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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  • FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control  2015/21 (October 2014)

    FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control 2015/21 (October 2014)

    FSB NI response to PC15 Water & Sewerage Price Control  2015/21 (October 2014)

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

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

    The report showed that Scottish small business confidence tracked below the UK average for a second quarter in a row. However, investment intentions were up in comparison to the same point last year and profits were rising.

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  • October 2014 - The Smith Commission

    October 2014 - The Smith Commission

    This consultation response provides the FSB’s views on the Smith Commission. The FSB calls for the devolution settlement for Scotland to be firmly focused on driving economic growth, looking in particular at the further devolution of income tax.

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

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

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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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  • FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to Zero Hours Contracts.(September 2014)
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  • September 2014 - Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

    September 2014 - Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

    This consultation response outlines the opportunities and threats for smaller businesses in the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Bill. It stresses that small firms are a key part of communities and should not be forgotten.

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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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  • FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)

    FSB NI response to the review of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (September 2014)
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  • FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)

    FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)

    FSB Response to the Road Speed Limit Northern Ireland (August 2014)
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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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