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Election 2024: Parties will need to compete for the votes of millions of small business owners
Article Wed, 22 May 2024

Election 2024: Parties will need to compete for the votes of millions of small business owners

The hard-working voters running the UK’s 5.5 million small firms are a large and motivated section of the electorate

Inflation fall fans small business hopes for first interest rate cut since start of COVID
Article Wed, 22 May 2024

Inflation fall fans small business hopes for first interest rate cut since start of COVID

A cut in interest rates is starting to feel overdue, and all eyes will now turn to the next base rate decision in June

Tackling child poverty and growing the economy must go hand in hand –  FSB Scotland
Article Wed, 22 May 2024

Tackling child poverty and growing the economy must go hand in hand – FSB Scotland

22 May 2024

FSB Scotland welcomes additional government support package for start ups
Article Mon, 20 May 2024

FSB Scotland welcomes additional government support package for start ups

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has reacted to the Scottish Government’s announcement of an additional package of support for entrepreneurs currently underrepresented in the Scottish economy.

HMRC customer service levels need urgent improvement, say small firms
Article Wed, 15 May 2024

HMRC customer service levels need urgent improvement, say small firms

National Audit Office report into the tax authority's customer service levels finds they have declined

Small firms see their confidence rise as GDP growth heralds end of recession
Article Fri, 10 May 2024

Small firms see their confidence rise as GDP growth heralds end of recession

Momentum gained in first quarter of 2024 in terms of growth is mirrored by small business confidence levels, and must be built on

Pioneering Scottish startup named best small business in the UK
Article Fri, 10 May 2024

Pioneering Scottish startup named best small business in the UK

A pioneering Scottish startup that is revolutionising carbon capture has been named the best small business in the UK.

Base rate cut needed for the summer, say small firms
Article Thu, 09 May 2024

Base rate cut needed for the summer, say small firms

The decision to hold the base rate was widely predicted, but there is only so long small firms can wait for a cut in interest rates

Confidence hits two-year high among Scottish small businesses
Article Thu, 09 May 2024

Confidence hits two-year high among Scottish small businesses

Small businesses in Scotland are more optimistic than at any time in the last two years, new figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveal.

Rise in small business confidence could signal end of recession, new report finds
Article Wed, 08 May 2024

Rise in small business confidence could signal end of recession, new report finds

FSB's Small Business Index research finds welcome signs that small firms are on the road to growth

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