This paper looks at how small firms are unfairly carrying the cost of cyber crime in an increasingly vulnerable digital economy. It also makes recommendations for a range of policy measures designed to address these issues.
FSB Policy Conference 2016 review, contains exclusive content and coverage of the speeches, including the keynote delivered by George Osborne and wide-ranging debate from parliamentarians, business experts and, most importantly, FSB members.
Scottish small business confidence has continued to cool for another quarter in Q1 2016.The report reveals that Scotland's small businesses are amongst the gloomiest in the UK with a majority pessimistic for the first time since 2013. More positively, investment intentions have held steady and credit conditions continue to improve.
The latest Small Business Index (SBI) for Q1 2016 finds small business confidence at the lowest level since 2013. The significant drop in small business confidence is one of the key findings and the fall is most noticeable in London and the East of England, but all regions of the UK have seen declines. Scotland and Northern Ireland are the least confident areas overall, with both now in negative territory.