This report aims to inform policy-makers how to improve the UK’s innovation policy for smaller businesses and sole traders.
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.
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.
FSB Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make the case for coverage obligations which ensure every part of the UK has high quality mobile connectivity.
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.
FSB have called for Aberdeen Football Club to procure locally with small businesses for the construction of their new sports hub.
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.
FSB calls for greater protection for workers and business owners that sell age restricted products.
Ahead of a key Edinburgh Council meeting FSB makes the case for a pragmatic approach to advertising boards.
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.