Federation Of Small Businesses

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Scotland's unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points to 4.5% from April to June this year, according to the latest Labour Market Statistics from the Office for National Statistics. The data also revealed that the proportion of people aged 16-64 in work decreased over the quarter by 0.4 pe

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Scotland’s GDP is confirmed to have fallen by 2.5% during the first quarter of 2020, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's chief statistician.

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Confidence in the Scottish small business community is coming back after optimism collapsed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB’s Scottish small business confidence index jumped from -154.8 points in Q1, the lowe

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The coronavirus crisis has spurred many Scottish smaller firms to sell more online; to introduce new products and services; and to use digital technologies to better manage their operations, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). A survey of almost 800 Scottish business

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The Scottish Government has set a provisional date for tourism businesses to resume operations. The resumption of tourism businesses on July 15 is dependent on public health advice and progression to Phase 3 of the Scottish Government lockdown route-map.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK's coronavirus furlough scheme implemented to save jobs during the coronavirus crisis, will finish at the end of October. Mr Sunak also highlighted that employers will have to start sharing the cost of the scheme. From August, employers must pay Nation

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland is asking ministers to consider financial support for workplaces that are required to re-close because staff have been in contact with the virus. The call arrives as Scotland launches its virus tracking system.

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The Scottish Government has announced that coronavirus financial help will be expanded to include businesses that share properties, such as indoor markets, and for firms that aren’t on the rates system, such as some bed and breakfasts. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – who led c

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The UK Government has today introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in Parliament, which will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and company law to support businesses and to address the challenges resulting from the impact of coronavirus.

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