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.
FSB NI’s comments which supplement the response submitted from FSB’s UK Policy Headquarters in Westminster which was submitted separately. FSB’s Northern Ireland submission must be read in conjunction with FSB’s national response, and consideration given to the information therein on our Members’ export and import activities, hopes, concerns and views.
In a response to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, FSB argue that a national approach to Low Emission Zones is essential to minimise the disruption they will cause smaller businesses.
In this response to the Scottish Government, FSB sets out key considerations for making a deposit and return scheme work for smaller businesses.