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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

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

FSB congratulates John Swinney on appointment as First Minister
Article Tue, 07 May 2024

FSB congratulates John Swinney on appointment as First Minister

FSB looks forward to working with Mr Swinney and his team to get small businesses doing what they do best: generating revenues, creating jobs, delivering services and trading us back to growth.

Federation of Small Businesses calls on Ofgem to take action on standing charges paid by small firms
Article Thu, 25 April 2024

Federation of Small Businesses calls on Ofgem to take action on standing charges paid by small firms

Small firms' concerns around soaring standing charge costs and lack of transparency raised in letter to energy regulator

FSB Wales Press Release: Response to Welsh Government Economic Priorities
Article Wed, 24 April 2024

FSB Wales Press Release: Response to Welsh Government Economic Priorities

Responding to yesterday’s Senedd statement on Welsh Government’s economic priorities by new Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles, Ben Francis, Wales Policy Chair at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB Wales) stated, “there is much to be welcomed in the Cabinet Secretary’s tone and vision for the economy outlined in his Senedd statement.

Small firms left scratching their heads over upcoming import rules
Article Fri, 19 April 2024

Small firms left scratching their heads over upcoming import rules

The Government has bypassed formal channels and left small firms out of the conversation, leaving them unsure as to who they can trust.

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