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  • SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    Scottish smaller business confidence increased in the first quarter of 2016, from- 28.9 points at the end of 2016 to -9.6 points. The index shows that in the past 3 months Scottish small businesses’ revenues declined at the fastest rate in four years. However, a majority of firms do expect sales and turnover growth over the course of 2017. 

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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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  • Severn Bridge Tolls

    Severn Bridge Tolls

    FSB Wales response to the UK Government consultation on the Severn Bridge Tolls. Download
  • Rail Franchise and the Metro

    Rail Franchise and the Metro

    FSB Wales response to the Welsh Government inquiry into the rail franchise and the metro. Download
  • Development of the Natural Resources Policy

    Development of the Natural Resources Policy

    FSB Wales response to the consultation on the development of the natural resources policy. Download
  • A National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

    A National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

    FSB Wales response to the consultation on a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales Download
  • FSB Wales Priorities for Local Government

    FSB Wales Priorities for Local Government

    FSB Wales priorities for local authorities ahead of the local election on 4 May 2017 Download
  • March 2017 - FSB submission on Corporate Liability for Economic Crime

    March 2017 - FSB submission on Corporate Liability for Economic Crime

    FSB response to the call for evidence by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on proposals for introducing corporate liability for economic crime. Download
  • Business rates and the 2017 revaluation in Wales

    Business rates and the 2017 revaluation in Wales

    FSB Wales guide on the 2017 business rates revaluation

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  • Keep Trade Easy: What small firms want from Brexit - Scottish Summary

    Keep Trade Easy: What small firms want from Brexit - Scottish Summary

    The first in FSB's Brexit research series looking at the impact on trading with EU and non-EU markets for Scottish businesses. 

     

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  • Keep trade easy: What small firms want from Brexit

    Keep trade easy: What small firms want from Brexit

    The first in FSB's Brexit research series looking at the impact on trading with EU and non-EU markets.  Download
  • FSB  Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2017 Manifesto

    FSB Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2017 Manifesto

    FSB Northern Ireland's for the 2017 Assembly Manifesto based on our full Small Business Manifesto published last year for the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.  Download
  • February 2017 - FSB submission on Corporate Governance Green Paper

    February 2017 - FSB submission on Corporate Governance Green Paper

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Green Paper on Corporate Governance reform on behalf of its members across the UK. Download
  • FSB Northern Ireland consultation response to Rates Rethink Proposals.

    FSB Northern Ireland consultation response to Rates Rethink Proposals.

    FSB Northern Ireland response to Rates Rethink Proposals outlining need for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) and highlighting views of Northern Ireland small business owners who responded to our survey on the topic.  Download
  • FSB Northern Ireland response to OfCom Proposed Action Plan 2017/18

    FSB Northern Ireland response to OfCom Proposed Action Plan 2017/18

    Consultation response setting out issues impacting small businesses in Northern Ireland and a number of recommendations in regards to same.  Download
  • FSB Budget submission 2017

    FSB Budget submission 2017

    Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Government to send a clear signal that it is committed to supporting businesses, delivering long-term growth and driving productivity across the nations and regions of the UK.

     

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  • What small firms want from Brexit

    What small firms want from Brexit

    A preview of FSB's research series on Brexit. These are the initial findings from a six-month research programme on the business impact of leaving the EU.  Download
  • January 2017 - FSB submission on review of Fixed Recoverable Costs

    January 2017 - FSB submission on review of Fixed Recoverable Costs

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has submitted on the Government's Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs. 

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  • SBI - Scotland - Q4 2016 - 18 month slide in Scottish business confidence

    SBI - Scotland - Q4 2016 - 18 month slide in Scottish business confidence

    Scottish smaller business confidence fell again at the end of 2016, marking 18 months of sliding private sector sentiment. A significant majority of Scottish smaller businesses expect conditions to worsen, with the Scottish index falling from -18.8 points to -28.9 points. 

     

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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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