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  • Cyber security and fraud: The impact on small businesses

    Cyber security and fraud: The impact on small businesses

    In this report the FSB looks at cyber crime costs which currently cost its members around '785 million per year as they fall victim to fraud and online crime.

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  • October 2015 - Prosperity and Place

    October 2015 - Prosperity and Place

    In this report Professor Calvin Jones examines the conditions which cause Wales to lag behind other regions of the UK in economic terms.

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  • October 2015 - Making Things Last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland

    October 2015 - Making Things Last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland

    This response provides the FSB's views on the Scottish Government's consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland. The FSB highlights the potential opportunities and threats that small businesses could face in light of the circular economy proposals.

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  • FSB Manifesto 2016 Scottish Parliament Elections - Resilient Economies, Resilient Communities

    FSB Manifesto 2016 Scottish Parliament Elections - Resilient Economies, Resilient Communities

    This manifesto outlines a coherent set of measure that the next Scottish Government should implement to support Scotland’s small businesses. It focuses on creating a more resilient Scottish economy which recognises the importance of successful local economies and the role of small businesses, who are living, investing and rooted in them.

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  • How to make the bank say

    How to make the bank say 'yes'

    The FSB and the British Bankers Association have put together tips for small firms looking to get a bank loan.

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  • Top tips for export for small businesses

    Top tips for export for small businesses

    Some quick tips for small businesses who want to export.

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  • The CEBR-FSB Employment Costs Index - 2015 Update

    The CEBR-FSB Employment Costs Index - 2015 Update

    This interactive model gave total employment costs for different example businesses, broken down into wage and non-wage costs. Potential scenarios for government policy were also investigated, including changes to minimum wage levels and adjustments to national insurance contribution (NIC) rates and allowances.

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  • A study of FSB members’ views on the UK’s membership of the European Union

    A study of FSB members’ views on the UK’s membership of the European Union

    The FSB has published a comprehensive study into current small businesses' opinion on the forthcoming referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. This report contains the full detail s of the study.

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  • Energy Efficiency for Wales

    Energy Efficiency for Wales

    In this September 2015 response to the Welsh Government's consultation on an Energy Efficiency strategy for Wales, we highlight the need for the segmentation of Wales' business activity in terms of energy consumption and the fact that the vast majority of businesses in Wales are small or micro to be better taken into account.


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  • September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    September 2015 - DECC Solar Support

    The FSB consultation response to the DECC Renewable Financial Incentives Team on changes to financial support for solar PV.

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  • The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    The future of LEPs: the small business perspective

    Working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) the FSB has taken a closer look at the function of LEPs and produced a number of recommendations for how they can work better for small businesses.

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  • September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    September 2015 - Changing the Conversation: Opportunities and Practicalities involved in establishing a Wales Small Business Administration (WSBA)

    In this detailed report Professor David Pickernell examines how a Small Business Administration could function in Wales.

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  • August 2015 - Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland

    August 2015 - Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Government’s cyber resilience strategy. The FSB calls for a safe and secure commercial environment for small businesses.

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  • August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    August 2015 - BIS Small Business Commissioner

    The FSB responds to a consultation welcoming the potential contribution a Small Business Commissioner might make to help change the culture of poor contractual practices within supply chains and to enable small businesses to resolve contractual disputes quickly and easily. This contribution will be determined by the level of powers and resources provided.

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  • August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    August 2015 - CMA retail banking market branches

    The FSB has submitted a response to the CMA’s consultation around the assessment of branches as a barrier to entry and expansion within the retail banking market.

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  • August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    August 2015 - DECC Fit PA

    The FSB has responded to a consultation on the Government's proposal to remove pre-accreditation and pre-registration from the feed-in-tarriff scheme

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  • August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    August 2015 - CMA Market Reform remedies 2015

    The FSB has contributed to the consultation on remedies to facilitate widespread energy market engagement by domestic and micro-business customers.

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  • Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction: A report for the Federation of Small

    This report examines the build cost for smaller residential schemes.

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  • How to successfully equity crowdfund

    How to successfully equity crowdfund

    The FSB and the UK Crowdfunding Association outline five steps to help you successfully
    crowdfund for your business.

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  • August 2015 - Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market

    August 2015 - Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market

    This consultation provides the FSB’s views on the Scottish Parliament’s consultation on Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market. The FSB gives an overview of small businesses contribution to the Scottish labour market and calls for the establishment of a robust measure of job quality.

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