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.
The first in FSB's Brexit research series looking at the impact on trading with EU and non-EU markets for Scottish businesses.