Skip To The Main Content

Publications

Filter your results

  • Spotlight on Innovation: How Government can unlock small business productivity

    Spotlight on Innovation: How Government can unlock small business productivity

    This report aims to inform policy-makers how to improve the UK’s innovation policy for smaller businesses and sole traders.

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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
  • 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
  • FSB NI response to Northern Ireland APD and tourism VAT call for evidence

    FSB NI response to Northern Ireland APD and tourism VAT call for evidence

    The FSB NI response to a UK Government consultation which examined potential changes to Air Passenger Duty and tourism related VAT in Northern Ireland. 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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.

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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. 

     

    Download
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

    Download
  • 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