This is FSB's response to Transport Scotland's Improving parking in Scotland consultation. FSB argues that good local parking is required to sustain a healthy local high street and urges local authorities to use income from parking charges to cover their parking-related operating costs and/or reinvest in local roads maintenance or town centre projects.
FSB Wales report on enterprise education in schools.
English Language version.
The Changing World of Work for the Self-Employed and Small Businesses: FSB Submission to the Matthew Taylor Review, highlighting five particular areas of focus for the self-employed and small businesses.
In this response to the Local Government and Communities Committee's inquiry, FSB outlines its concerns regarding City Deals and calls for the introduction of independent small business champions.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government's 2017 Review of Auto Enrolment.
This is FSB’s response to the draft regulatory strategy of Food Standards Scotland. FSB argues that more detail is required on actions to reduce and simplify regulation, the need for smaller businesses to have fair rights of appeal and our opposition to disruptive changes to charging regimes.
This manifesto sets out a coherent set of measures that the incoming Local Governments should implement to boost local small businesses in Scotland. It focuses on creating more prosperous local economies and the small businesses rooted within them.
Scottish smaller business confidence increased in the first quarter of 2016, from- 28.9 points at the end of 2016 to -9.6 points. The index shows that in the past 3 months Scottish small businesses’ revenues declined at the fastest rate in four years. However, a majority of firms do expect sales and turnover growth over the course of 2017.
The SBI has recovered to 20, having been in negative territory immediately after the EU referendum.