Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Government to send a clear signal that it is committed to supporting businesses, delivering long-term growth and driving productivity across the nations and regions of the UK.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveals today that UK small business confidence in the last quarter bounced back to the level reported before the EU referendum campaign began. FSB’s Small Business Index (SBI) has now moved into positive territory, which means that more small businesses feel confident than those that feel the opposite.
Guidance about the 2017 business rates revaluation in Scotland. This information has been produced for FSB members, but is accessible to non-members too. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an FSB member. For members, details about your local Development Manager can be found here.
This response provides FSB’s views on the Scottish Affairs Committee’s inquiry into sustainable employment. FSB stresses the important role small businesses play in the labour market and calls for government to have a better understanding of local job markets.
This submission provides FSB's views on the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2017-18. FSB’s priorities for the draft budget are: maintaining a stable tax regime; ensuring more efficient, joined-up business support and fast-tracking progress on digital public services; and focusing investment on digital and local transport infrastructure.
PwC have been engaged by the Federation of Small Businesses to prepare an objective report that identifies the potential impact on small businesses based in the UK of HM Revenue and Customs“Making Tax Digital” programme.
FSB and Institute of Directors write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about increasing the Annual Investment Allowance
This response provides FSB's views on the Scottish Government's consultation on the Relaxation of Planning Controls for Digital Communications Infrastructure. FSB supports the changes to Permitted Development Rights proposed by the Scottish Government to improve Scotland's digital and mobile infrastructure.
FSB calls for Chancellor's first autumn statement to boost confidence, investment and long term growth
This response provides FSB’s views on the Scottish Government’s plans for a new social security system. FSB makes the case for additional employment protection for self-employed people.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that high-street banks in the UK are failing small businesses as branch closure programmes continue to accelerate. FSB's new report sets out the serious implications of this trend and finds that small business access to banking and productivity is already being damaged.
This is the FSB’s response to Barclay review of business rates in Scotland. FSB argues for continued rates support for smaller businesses – while pressing for the tax to be modernised and for a number of other improvements to the system.