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Base rate plateau risks stifling growth, say small firms
Article Thu, 20 June 2024

Base rate plateau risks stifling growth, say small firms

Small firms will be hoping that the tipping point for a cut will be reached sooner rather than later, to help them invest and scale up

FSB responds to “small business light” SNP manifesto
Article Wed, 19 June 2024

FSB responds to “small business light” SNP manifesto

Scotland Policy Chair Andrew McRae would like to have seen more on the party's commitment to economic growth

FSB responds to Scottish Labour’s manifesto
Article Tue, 18 June 2024

FSB responds to Scottish Labour’s manifesto

Promise to stamp out late payments and help smaller firms bidding for UK Government contracts are welcome

Small firms need next Government to reduce cost of international trade
Article Mon, 17 June 2024

Small firms need next Government to reduce cost of international trade

FSB figures show that one in five small firms are worried about the costs of exports and imports over the next five years

NI party manifesto launches should be opportunity to set out their pro-business credentials
Article Mon, 17 June 2024

NI party manifesto launches should be opportunity to set out their pro-business credentials

The General Election on 4th July is the perfect opportunity for Northern Ireland`s parties to put forward a compelling pro-SME business case.

FSB Scotland sets out key election priorities for Scotland’s small businesses
Article Fri, 14 June 2024

FSB Scotland sets out key election priorities for Scotland’s small businesses

The next government 'can take significant steps' to boost small business north of the border

Small business reaction to Labour Party manifesto
Article Thu, 13 June 2024

Small business reaction to Labour Party manifesto

Pledges to reform business rates, legislate to tackle late payments by big businesses to their smaller suppliers, and remove barriers for small business exporters are welcome proposals.

All parties must now turn to growth, as GDP flatlines
Article Wed, 12 June 2024

All parties must now turn to growth, as GDP flatlines

Small firms see the domestic economy as their top barrier to growth, and flat GDP result in April rings alarm bells

Small businesses respond to Conservative Party manifesto
Article Tue, 11 June 2024

Small businesses respond to Conservative Party manifesto

FSB has set out is own bold plan of action for whoever forms the Government for the next five years, with more than 150 recommendations to drive growth for the small businesses that not only provide jobs in our local communities but help make so many of our towns, villages and cities the special places they are.

FSB responds to Labour Party’s small business plans
Article Fri, 07 June 2024

FSB responds to Labour Party’s small business plans

Focus on tackling late payment is especially welcome

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