Consultations

We work with government as it develops many areas of legislation that affect small businesses. Below is a sample of our responses to recent consultations from Government, select committee and external stakeholder consultations.

To find out more about our policy work, email PublicAffairs@fpb.org. Businesses can get involved in providing evidence for consultation responses by providing case studies or joining a member panel.

Education and skills

The skills of the workforce are vital to small businesses growth. However small businesses are often put off training young people due to the recruitment risk they represent. We have responded to a number of Parliamentary inquires and government consultations in order to put forward member views.

Employment law

Employment law is an area currently being reviewed by government and there have been a number of proposals outlined which could affect small businesses. Our members would like to see a more balanced system and a reduction in red tape.

Health and safety

Complying with health and safety legislation is costly and complex for small firms. A number of reviews have taken place in order to identify ways to reform the system. Below is the evidence we submitted as part of this process.

To find out more about our policy work, email PublicAffairs@fpb.org. Businesses can get involved in providing evidence for consultation responses by providing case studies or joining a member panel.