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  • December 2017 - FSB Submission Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19

    December 2017 - FSB Submission Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19

    This submission provides FSB's views on the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19. FSB's main priorities include: fixing local infrastructure, investing in skills to boost productivity and that income tax rates should remain unchanged. 

     

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  • December 2017 - Income Tax and Small Businesses in Scotland

    December 2017 - Income Tax and Small Businesses in Scotland

    This report outlines the impact of the Scottish Government's proposed tax approaches on small businesses and their views on the potential changes. 

     

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  • Learning the ropes - skills and training in small businesses

    Learning the ropes - skills and training in small businesses

    FSB explores skills and training in small businesses in England Download
  • November 2017 - Building Scotland

    November 2017 - Building Scotland's Low Emission Zones Consultation

    In a response to Transport Scotland, FSB argues for a diesel scrappage scheme for smaller businesses. It also calls on the Scottish Government to pass legislation to guarantee a national approach to low emission zones.

     

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  • November 2017 - Immigration and Scotland Inquiry

    November 2017 - Immigration and Scotland Inquiry

    This is FSB's response to the Scottish Affairs Committee's Immigration and Scotland Inquiry. FSB argue that any new immigration system introduced after the UK leaves the EU must consider and be responsive to the needs and capabilities of smaller businesses in Scotland. 

     

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  • An Entrepreneurial North: Helping Small Business and Entrepreneurship to thrive in the North of England

    An Entrepreneurial North: Helping Small Business and Entrepreneurship to thrive in the North of England

    FSB representatives from northern England outline their vision for the Northern Powerhouse.  Download
  • Clearing the air - supporting small businesses in tackling air quality in England

    Clearing the air - supporting small businesses in tackling air quality in England

    FSB explores air quality measures in England and how they impact small businesses Download
  • Small business as usual - strengthening resilience against 21st century terrorism

    Small business as usual - strengthening resilience against 21st century terrorism

    FSB looks at how we can best protect local economies in the wake of the rapidly evolving terror threat.  Download
  • Mynd ar Eich Pen Eich Hun: Deall Hunangyflogaeth yng Nghymru

    Mynd ar Eich Pen Eich Hun: Deall Hunangyflogaeth yng Nghymru

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  • Going Solo: Understanding Self-Employment in Wales

    Going Solo: Understanding Self-Employment in Wales

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  • Sichrau Bod Brexit yn Gweithio I Fusnesau Llai Cymru

    Sichrau Bod Brexit yn Gweithio I Fusnesau Llai Cymru

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  • Making Brexit work for Wales

    Making Brexit work for Wales' smaller businesses

    A new report from FSB Wales on what smaller businesses want from Brexit Download
  • October 2017 - Islands Bill (Stage 1) Evidence

    October 2017 - Islands Bill (Stage 1) Evidence

    This is the FSB's response to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee's call for evidence on Stage 1 of the Islands Bill. FSB argue that island-based businesses want to see diverse, motivated, economically and socially active communities, while maintaining and sustaining the environmental and cultural attributes that make each island so special.

     

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  • Canol Coll Cymru

    Canol Coll Cymru

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  • Wales

    Wales' Missing Middle

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  • Impact of Government Policy Index

    Impact of Government Policy Index

    FSB and Cebr have created a new index which tracks the costs and benefits for businesses arising from direct government policies in relation to taxation and government reliefs and incentives as applicable to smaller businesses. Download
  • Autumn Budget submission September 2017

    Autumn Budget submission September 2017

    FSB's calls on the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Budget.  Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q3 2017 - Scottish small business confidence slides as costs rise

    SBI Scotland - Q3 2017 - Scottish small business confidence slides as costs rise

    Scottish small business confidence fell in the third quarter of 2017 from -3.8 points to -15.2 points. The index shows that a net balance of 7% of firms plan to increase their investment in the next quarter, up from 6% earlier in the year.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2017

    The SBI stands at +1 in Q3 2017, down from +15 in Q2.  Download
  • Selling Wales to the World Consultation Response

    Selling Wales to the World Consultation Response

         FSB Wales response to Welsh Government consultation on Selling Wales to the World Download