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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2019

    The SBI stands at -8.8 in Q 2019, down from -5.0 in Q1 2019. 
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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2019 - Scottish Small Business Confidence Springs Back

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2019 - Scottish Small Business Confidence Springs Back

    In the second quarter of 2019, FSB’s Scottish Small Business Index (SBI) increased by a record 37.5 points to +3.3.  This is only the second time since 2015 that business optimism in Scotland has been in positive territory – and comes after two quarters of record-breaking lows.

     

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  • SBI Scotland - Q1 2019 - Scottish business confidence hits new low

    SBI Scotland - Q1 2019 - Scottish business confidence hits new low

    In the first quarter of 2019, FSB’s Scottish Small Business Index fell 1.8 points to -34.5. This is the second quarter in succession that the index has hit a record low. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2019

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2019

    The SBI stands at -5.0 in Q1 2019, down from -1.7 in Q4 2018. Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q4 2018 - Scottish small business confidence hits all-time low

    SBI Scotland - Q4 2018 - Scottish small business confidence hits all-time low

    FSB's Scottish Small business Confidence Index fell to an all-time low of -32.6 points from -13.2 points earlier in the year. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2018

    The SBI stands at -9.9 in 2018, down from -1.7 in Q3. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q3 2018

    The SBI stands at -1.7 in Q3 in 2018, down from +12.9 in Q2. Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q3 2018 - Scottish business confidence slides as no deal concern mounts

    SBI Scotland - Q3 2018 - Scottish business confidence slides as no deal concern mounts

    Scottish small business confidence has fallen sharply in the third quarter of 2018 from +5.1 points to -13.2 points. 

     

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  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2018 - Scottish business optimism highest since 2015

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2018 - Scottish business optimism highest since 2015

    FSB’s Scottish Small Business Confidence Index climbed from –17.8 points to +5.1 points in the second quarter of 2018, the first time since 2015 that the business optimism metric has climbed into positive territory. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q2 2018

    The SBI stands at +12.9 in Q2 in 2018, up from +6 in Q1. Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2018

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q1 2018

    The SBI stands at +6 in Q1 2018, up from -2.5 in Q4. Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q1 2018 - Scottish small business confidence climbs, but outlook remains weak

    SBI Scotland - Q1 2018 - Scottish small business confidence climbs, but outlook remains weak

    Scottish small business confidence rose from -21.4 points to -17.8 points in the first quarter of 2018. However firms north of the border remain substantially less optimistic than their UK counterparts. 

     

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  • SBI Scotland - Q4 2017 - Scottish small business confidence nears record lows

    SBI Scotland - Q4 2017 - Scottish small business confidence nears record lows

    Scottish small business confidence slid to near record lows in the final quarter of 2017. The index fell to -21.4 points down from -15.3 points in the third quarter. The research shows that more than half of small businesses highlighted the domestic economy as a barrier to growth and a balance of 17.5% reported a fall in gross profits. 

     

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index Q4 2017

    The SBI stands at -2.5 in Q4 2017, down from +1 in Q3.  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. 

     

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  • 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
  • SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    SBI Scotland - Q2 2017 - Scottish business pessimism subsides – FSB report

    Scottish smaller business confidence rose in the second quarter of 2017 from -9.6 points to -3.8 points. The index shows a net balance of 16% of small firms reporting a fall in gross profits for the quarter, with a net balance of 11.1% expecting gross profits to fall over the next three months.  Download
  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SBI) Q2 2017

    SBI falls to +15 in Q2 2017 from +20 in Q1, the first drop in confidence since the wake of the EU referendum.   Download
  • SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    SBI Scotland - Q1 2017 - End to two year slide in Scottish business confidence

    Scottish smaller business confidence increased in the first quarter of 2016, from- 28.9 points at the end of 2016 to -9.6 points. The index shows that in the past 3 months Scottish small businesses’ revenues declined at the fastest rate in four years. However, a majority of firms do expect sales and turnover growth over the course of 2017. 

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  • FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    FSB Voice of Small Business Index (SB) Q1 2017

    The SBI has recovered to 20, having been in negative territory immediately after the EU referendum. 

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