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  • Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms

    Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms

    FSB's latest report explores supply chain practice in the UK and what needs to happen to drive small business growth and increase productivity.  Download
  • June 2018 - A new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland

    June 2018 - A new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland

    In this response to the Scottish Government's consultation on a new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland, FSB reflect our priorities for supporting smaller businesses across the area.  Download
  • May 2018 - Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs - Tourism Tax

    May 2018 - Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs - Tourism Tax

    In a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, FSB make the case against the introduction of a tourism tax in Scotland. 

     

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  • May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    FSB Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make the case for coverage obligations which ensure every part of the UK has high quality mobile connectivity. 

     

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  • May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    FSB Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make the case for coverage obligations which ensure every part of the UK has high quality mobile connectivity. 

     

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  • May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    May 2018 - Letter to Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland - Improving mobile coverage

    FSB Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make the case for coverage obligations which ensure every part of the UK has high quality mobile connectivity. 

     

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  • May 2018 - ATM Network Inquiry

    May 2018 - ATM Network Inquiry

    In a response to the Scottish Affairs Committee's Inquiry into the ATM network, FSB highlight the negative impact the closure of free-to-use ATMs could have on Scotland's small businesses. 

     

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  • April 2018 - Letter to Aberdeen Football Club - Small business procurement opportunities

    April 2018 - Letter to Aberdeen Football Club - Small business procurement opportunities

    FSB have called for Aberdeen Football Club to procure locally with small businesses for the construction of their new sports hub. 

     

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  • April 2018 - Improving mobile coverage: Proposals for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band

    April 2018 - Improving mobile coverage: Proposals for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band

    FSB replied to the Scottish Affairs Committee's consultation on improving mobile coverage. FSB supports proposals from Ofcom for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band.

     

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  • April 2018 - Proposed protection of workers (retail and age-restricted sales etc) (Scotland) Bill

    April 2018 - Proposed protection of workers (retail and age-restricted sales etc) (Scotland) Bill

    FSB calls for greater protection for workers and business owners that sell age restricted products. 

     

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  • Handle with Care: Challenges facing small childcare providers

    Handle with Care: Challenges facing small childcare providers

    FSB's latest research report looks at the impact the 30 hours free childcare offer, as well as increasing operating and staff costs. Download
  • April 2018 - City of Edinburgh Council - Proposed advertising board ban

    April 2018 - City of Edinburgh Council - Proposed advertising board ban

    Ahead of a key Edinburgh Council meeting FSB makes the case for a pragmatic approach to advertising boards. 

     

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  • April 2018 - Bank Branch Closures Inquiry

    April 2018 - Bank Branch Closures Inquiry

    In a response to the Economy, Fair Work and Jobs Committee's inquiry into bank closures, FSB reveals that over 250 bank branches in Scotland have closed or will close between 2013 and 2018.

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  • Croeso I Gymru: Rhoi hwb I effaith economaidd twristiaeth yng nghymru

    Croeso I Gymru: Rhoi hwb I effaith economaidd twristiaeth yng nghymru

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  • Croeso I Gymru: Boosting the economic impact of tourism in Wales

    Croeso I Gymru: Boosting the economic impact of tourism in Wales

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  • April 2018 - Letter to Glasgow City Council - Sauchiehall Street Fire

    April 2018 - Letter to Glasgow City Council - Sauchiehall Street Fire

    Letter to Glasgow City Council following Sauchiehall Street fire. Download
  • All Party Parliamentary Group for Small and Micro Business: An inquiry into support for small housebuilders

    All Party Parliamentary Group for Small and Micro Business: An inquiry into support for small housebuilders

    All Party Parliamentary Group for Small and Micro Business launches an inquiry into support for small housebuilders. 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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  • March 2018 - Low Emission Zone Letter - Glasgow

    March 2018 - Low Emission Zone Letter - Glasgow

    In a letter to Glasgow City Council’s Environment Committee, FSB welcomes the commitment to improve air quality and broadly supports the plans for a Low Emission Zone. 

     

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