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  • Regulatory Reform in Northern Ireland

    Regulatory Reform in Northern Ireland

    Policy Position Paper setting out recommendations for Regulatory Reform to assist SMEs in Northern Ireland.  (Published March 2016) Download
  • Reservists, service leavers and small businesses - FSB Survey

    Reservists, service leavers and small businesses - FSB Survey

    In late 2015 FSB undertook a survey of our members about their views and experiences of employing Reservists and service leavers. Download
  • SBI Scotland - 2016 -Q1 - Business confidence at three year low

    SBI Scotland - 2016 -Q1 - Business confidence at three year low

    Scottish small business confidence has continued to cool for another quarter in Q1 2016.The report reveals that Scotland's small businesses are amongst the gloomiest in the UK with a majority pessimistic for the first time since 2013. More positively, investment intentions have held steady and credit conditions continue to improve.


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  • CRESC Report for FSB Wales

    CRESC Report for FSB Wales

    WHAT WALES COULD BE Download
  • Small Business Index Q1 2016

    Small Business Index Q1 2016

    The latest Small Business Index (SBI) for Q1 2016 finds small business confidence at the lowest level since 2013. The significant drop in small business confidence is one of the key findings and the fall is most noticeable in London and the East of England, but all regions of the UK have seen declines. Scotland and Northern Ireland are the least confident areas overall, with both now in negative territory.

     

     

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  • Our Successes 2015 - 2016

    Our Successes 2015 - 2016

    FSB's new 'Our Successes' publication is now out – and we want to share with you just some of the wins we've had on your behalf over the last year. 

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  • CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

    CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

    Opportunities and Practicalities involved in
    establishing a Wales Small Business Administration
    (WSBA) Download
  • EU Referendum Snap Poll

    EU Referendum Snap Poll

    A summary of the results of FSB's EU Referednum snap poll Download
  • Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry into the Future of Nuclear in Wales

    Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry into the Future of Nuclear in Wales

    FSB Wales presents its views to the committee on the Future of Nuclear Energy in Wales. Download
  • Business Support in Northern Ireland

    Business Support in Northern Ireland

    Policy Discussion paper outlining need and recommendations for more effective business support in Northern Ireland.  (Published February 2016) Download
  • Leading the way: Boosting leadership and management in Small Firms

    Leading the way: Boosting leadership and management in Small Firms

    In this discussion paper the FSB looks at how improving the leadership and management skills of small business owners could improve the productivity of the UK economy.   Download
  • FSB Autumn Statement Submission 2015

    FSB Autumn Statement Submission 2015

    FSB sets out proposals to support the economic recovery and spending review. Download
  • FSB options: A new approach to simplifying taxation for smaller businesses

    FSB options: A new approach to simplifying taxation for smaller businesses

    A paper informed with substantive input from EY and FSB members. Download
  • School Ties: Transforming small business engagement with schools

    School Ties: Transforming small business engagement with schools

    This report explores the scale and character of small business engagement in Scottish secondary schools and provides recommendations on how it could be made easier for businesses and schools to work together.
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  • School Ties: Transforming small business engagement with schools - Template Letter

    School Ties: Transforming small business engagement with schools - Template Letter

    A template letter for small businesses looking to engage with their local school. 


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  • Consultation on the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill

    Consultation on the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill

    Consultation response form

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  • FSB one page briefing - the National Minimum Wage

    FSB one page briefing - the National Minimum Wage

    An FSB one page briefing on the National Minimum Wage and it's implications for small businesses.

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  • FSB one page briefing - Engaging with young people

    FSB one page briefing - Engaging with young people

    FSB one page briefing on engaging with young people and younger employees to develop workplace skills

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  • Green Growth Wales - Investment Support (GGWIS)

    Green Growth Wales - Investment Support (GGWIS)

    Consultation Response Form

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  • FSB Wales response to the Voluntary Bus Quality Standard

    FSB Wales response to the Voluntary Bus Quality Standard

    FSB Wales presents its views to the committee on Voluntary Bus Quality Standard.

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