George Osborne delivered his 2016 Budget today and it contained some sizeable wins for small businesses. The Chancellor listened to FSB calls for the tax system to be made simpler for small businesses and the self-employed and taken important action on business rates. FSB members have campaigned hard to make Small Business Rates Relief permanent, and expand it so the news that it would be more than doubled permanently is a big win. The measures announced on business rates – the single biggest tax cut in today’s Budget - will also be viewed by small firms as a welcome and important step on the road to fundamental reform. Our full Budget response will be available as soon as possible - until then, here's our Policy Director Mike Cherry with his first impressions of the budget: See how FSB have campaigned on this issue Lobbying & Campaigning from FSB Find out more You may also like 08 January 2019 Veganuary: growing market for businesses to dine out on meat-free boom 07 January 2019 Make wellbeing a priority in 2019 24 December 2018 Five hacks for small business finances 26 May 2017 Scottish Labour's Jackie Baillie talks small business and the General Election 01 July 2016 Weekly Brief 26 – Friday 1 July 2016 31 March 2016 What 4 things should the next Scottish Government do to get Scotland into the digital fast lane?