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.
This submission provides the small business perspective on local decision making as part of the Scottish Government’s Local Governance review.
The second Impact of Government Policy Index (IGPI), compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) for the Federation of Small Businesses.
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.
In a letter to the Migration Advisory Committee, FSB argues for substantial changes to the Shortage Occupation List to help smaller businesses recruit staff from outside the UK.
In this submission to the Scottish Government FSB sets out how new proposals to restrict the marketing and promotion of discretionary foods could impact small businesses and urges the Scottish Government to take a cautious approach to any changes to the legitimate pricing and promotion strategies of smaller businesses.