Federation of Small Businesses

Chancellor announces changes to UK furlough scheme

The UK's furlough scheme implemented to save jobs during the coronavirus crisis will finish at the end of October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Published 1 June 2020

18,000 businesses benefit from coronavirus support grants

More than £215 million has been awarded to over 18,000 Scottish business ratepayers in just two weeks to help firms combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, new figures have revealed.

Published 20 April 2020

Scottish Government announces £2.2bn fund for business affected by coronavirus

Yesterday, economy secretary Fiona Hyslop announced a series of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus on businesses in Scotland, including a £2.2 billion for businesses.

Published 19 March 2020

FSB: Scotland’s smaller firms plead for late payment action

Governments in Edinburgh and London need to deliver a new drive to stop big businesses paying their smaller suppliers unacceptably late, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Published 19 February 2019

Federation of Small Businesses calls for empty shops to be converted into homes

Transforming vacant shops into flats is among a number of measures which could revitalise Scotland’s high streets, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Published 23 January 2019

Business leaders call for more investment in island affordable homes

Scotland’s business leaders have urged ministers to address transport infrastructure and affordable housing issues for the country’s islands communities.

Published 25 October 2017