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Lending to small businesses hits all-time low, new study finds, with six in ten impacted by late payment
Article Mon, 16 May 2022

Lending to small businesses hits all-time low, new study finds, with six in ten impacted by late payment

New findings from quarterly Small Business Index show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record

Horizon of rising costs dampening Welsh small business optimism
Article Mon, 16 May 2022

Horizon of rising costs dampening Welsh small business optimism

New data shines a light on the increased cost of doing business in Wales

New resources to support LGBT+ entrepreneurs
Article Mon, 16 May 2022

New resources to support LGBT+ entrepreneurs

FSB's new Let's Grow Business Together hub brings together advice and resources for LGBT+ businesses and entrepreneurs

Small firms call for action on cost of doing business crisis as GDP falls
Article Thu, 12 May 2022

Small firms call for action on cost of doing business crisis as GDP falls

FSB responds to latest GDP and trade figures

Queen’s Speech: Turn kind words into action, small firms urge, as they call for more on late payment
Article Tue, 10 May 2022

Queen’s Speech: Turn kind words into action, small firms urge, as they call for more on late payment

FSB welcomes news on procurement, trade, access to cash, and more, while underlining the need for swift action to help small businesses and sole traders

Small businesses can’t operate in a fog of government uncertainty
Article Mon, 09 May 2022

Small businesses can’t operate in a fog of government uncertainty

The prospect of lengthy, post-election negotiations and uncertainty over whether the Executive will return any time soon is causing concern in the business community, at a time when the need for economic policy interventions could not be greater.

One in three business owners suffer Covid-linked mental health decline, new study finds, as Mental Health Awareness Week launches
Article Mon, 09 May 2022

One in three business owners suffer Covid-linked mental health decline, new study finds, as Mental Health Awareness Week launches

New FSB research highlights Covid's negative impact on mental health of close to two million entrepreneurs.

Local business chief congratulates councillors
Article Fri, 06 May 2022

Local business chief congratulates councillors

As the results are announced for the council elections, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has offered congratulations to successful candidates and urged councils to work with local firms on their shared priorities.

FSB Wales welcomes new councillors
Article Fri, 06 May 2022

FSB Wales welcomes new councillors

The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed all new councillors elected in Wales today and urged them to reach out to local businesses.

Bank of England raises rates with one in seven micro businesses still not fully trading
Article Thu, 05 May 2022

Bank of England raises rates with one in seven micro businesses still not fully trading

FSB reacts to the rise in the base rate to 1%, which will add pressure to many small firms already struggling to handle spiralling inflation

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