FSB



FSB: Procurement reforms yet to deliver for Scottish smaller firms

Scottish procurement reforms are failing to help smaller businesses win public contracts, a new repo ...

Published 21 March 2019

Number of Scottish firms winning local authority contracts halves in a decade

The number of Scottish businesses winning work from their local council has almost halved over the l ...

Published 4 September 2018

Small businesses back trade body’s call for project bank accounts

A long-running call by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) for the use of ...

Published 23 January 2018

Banks show support for SMEs affected by Carillion insolvency

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on banks to show leniency to the thousands of sma ...

Published 18 January 2018

‘Procurement lessons must be learned’ after Carillion demise

Trade bodies and unions have called on both the UK and Scottish governments to ensure that appropria ...

Published 15 January 2018

Business leaders call for more investment in island infrastructure

Scotland’s business leaders have urged ministers to address transport infrastructure and affordabl ...

Published 25 October 2017

Bolster economies and jobs with local infrastructure works, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said a new programme to improve and repair local infras ...

Published 16 November 2016

Scotland’s late payment culture ‘kills over 2,000 firms a year’

Scotland’s late payment culture kills thousands of businesses and causes hundreds of millions po ...

Published 15 November 2016

FSB: Fund skills academies with apprenticeship levy

Funds coming to Scotland from the UK government’s apprenticeship levy should be spent on vocatio ...

Published 26 August 2016

Queen’s Speech – RICS Scotland welcomes construction potential of Scotland Bill

RICS Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to take advantage of the range of new powers provide ...

Published 28 May 2015

Builders ‘will suffer’ from Edinburgh’s 20mph driving zones

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that plumbers, electricians and builders could ...

Published 12 January 2015