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  • Digital Disruption and Small Business in Scotland

    Digital Disruption and Small Business in Scotland

    This report examines how new digital technologies could transform industry and urges small Scottish firms to use technology to unlock markets, develop products, improve efficiency and build customer relationships. The paper argues that all business sectors are likely to change dramatically as the use of a range of interlinked emerging technologies becomes more widespread.

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  • Network and Information Security (N&IS) Directive: position paper

    Network and Information Security (N&IS) Directive: position paper

    In this report, FSB looks at enhancing the digital infrastructure (the digital information networks) within and between EU member states. Download
  • The Apprenticeship Journey

    The Apprenticeship Journey

    The report examines how apprenticeships are fairing and how small businesses are engaging with them.

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  • November 2015 - Economic Data and modelling for Wales in a Changing Union

    November 2015 - Economic Data and modelling for Wales in a Changing Union

    In this report, part of the FSB Wales Round Table Seminar Series, Dr Andrew Crawley examines the pressing case for better data and economic modelling in Wales.

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  • Bus and Community Transport Inquiry

    Bus and Community Transport Inquiry

    In this October 2015 response to the National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee's inquiry into Bus and Community Transport Services in Wales, we highlight issues such as the need for bus service provision to better meet the needs of businesses in terms of routes, frequency and reliability.


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  • All Party Parliamentary Group: An inquiry into productivity and small firms

    All Party Parliamentary Group: An inquiry into productivity and small firms

    A new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Small Business Group and supported by the FSB identifies seven drivers to boost UK productivity.

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  • FSB Business Manifesto for the 2015-20 Government

    FSB Business Manifesto for the 2015-20 Government

    This Manifesto outlines a coherent set of measures the next Government should implement to support the UK's 4.9 million businesses.

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  • Highlights of the FSB 2015 Business Manifesto

    Highlights of the FSB 2015 Business Manifesto

    This summarises the FSB's 2015 Business Manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election.

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  • Reassured, optimised, transformed: driving digital demand among small businesses

    Reassured, optimised, transformed: driving digital demand among small businesses

    This report highlights the significant issues small businesses face accessing digital infrastructure which they need to grow. In this report the FSB urges the Government to set new ambitious targets for the delivery of superfast broadband.

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  • October 2015 - Creating a Fairer Scotland - Employability Support: A Discussion Paper

    October 2015 - Creating a Fairer Scotland - Employability Support: A Discussion Paper

    This response provides the FSB's views on the Scottish Government's Creating a Fairer Scotland Employability Support consultation. The FSB articulates what small employers need from those they employ and the support services. 

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  • Discussion paper: Retail Statistics Summary

    Discussion paper: Retail Statistics Summary

    This paper provides a summary of statistics relevant to the retail industry.

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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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