A UK-wide study looking at the purchasing patterns of local authorities, written in conjunction with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).
A breakdown of the Scottish results of the FSB's local authority procurement study, revealing the purchasing patterns of Scottish councils.
A Scottish study examining the practical employment help for micro Scottish firms
A UK wide study looking at local authority procurement and the small business community.
A joint Scottish Government / FSB research project looking at effective communication by government to the small business community.
The FSB profiles a sample of Scottish small manufacturers.
The FSB examines the state of local regulation in Scotland and makes the case for a more standardised, consistent approach
The FSB makes a joint statement with other business bodies looking for practical ways to improve access to finance for Scottish small businesses
The FSB looks at the non-domestic (business) rates system in Scotland and calls for some parts of the system to be reformed
The FSB commissioned research exploring the key challenges facing small businesses during the recession, highlighting the important role played by small businesses as employers in Scotland.
A large scale study exploring the barriers to small business engagement in the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme in Scotland.
A study assessing the impact of large modern supermarket development on the vitality and viability of town centres, with a particular focus on existing local retailers.
FSB research arguing that – as the Federation of Small Businesses has discovered in other parts of the UK – the interpretation and implementation of public procurement processes can mitigate against SMEs.