This is the FSB's response to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee's call for evidence on Stage 1 of the Islands Bill. FSB argue that island-based businesses want to see diverse, motivated, economically and socially active communities, while maintaining and sustaining the environmental and cultural attributes that make each island so special.
Scottish small business confidence fell in the third quarter of 2017 from -3.8 points to -15.2 points. The index shows that a net balance of 7% of firms plan to increase their investment in the next quarter, up from 6% earlier in the year.
This is FSB's response to the Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee's Immigration Inquiry. FSB argue that any new immigration system introduced after the UK leaves the EU must consider and be responsive to the needs and capabilities of smaller businesses.
This is FSB's response to Neil Bibby, MSP, Members' Bill on introducing a Pubs Code in Scotland. FSB argue that creating a level playing field between small businesses who lease tied pubs and large pub company owners would be good news for the sector and its customers.