This submission argues that businesses in the city centre of Edinburgh require time and support if the Council’s transformation plan is to be a success.
In this submission to the Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee FSB sets out how new powers for Local Authorities to introduce workplace parking levies could impact small businesses.
In this submission to the Local Government and Communities committee FSB recommends the introduction of a new national business rates interface and legislative safeguards to ensure rates reforms are prioritised by public bodies.
This report from the University of Strathclyde and FSB examines the impact of migrant entrepreneurs on the Scottish economy – finding that immigrant-led firms generate £13bn and 107,000 jobs.
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.
This report calls for Scotland's public sector to carefully measure how they’re contracting at the moment and develop realistic action plans to improve spending with local small businesses.
In this submission to Food Standards Scotland FSB sets out how new proposals to change the out of home food environment, such as calorie labeling, could impact small businesses.