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Support for business extended – but it’s complicated!

Earlier today, The Scottish Government announced more funding for business. While that is being welcomed by business organisations, it has thrown up some questions too.We spoke to Garry Clark, Development Manager East of...

SMEs celebrate after Government rates move

Thousands of small business across Edinburgh, Fife, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after plans to end the small business bonus scheme (SBBS) were shelved during Stage 3 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland)...

FSB want a say on tourism tax plans

A leading organisation has called for small businesses to have their say on City of Edinburgh Council's plans for a tourism tax.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claim a report to council pays scant...

Mobile boost for business

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed new Ofcom plans to improve mobile services in the UK.The communications regulator is proposing to place coverage obligations on mobile network operators in a bid to...

Doing business over coffee

The Midlothian Business Coffee Morning is on Tuesday, 13 February between 8.30am and 10.30am.The venue is The Paper Mill, 2 to 4 Westmill Rd, Lasswade EH18 1LX and this is a bi-monthly networking group...

Little leads FSB’s charge in Scotland

A telecoms entrepreneur has been appointed as the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) new chair for Scotland.Martin Little will lead a new group charged with fostering more local grassroots campaigning across the country.The voluntary...

Challenge to get people back to work

Figures released by the Scottish Parliament point to radically different job markets in West Lothian’s two Scottish Parliamentary constituencies.The Almond Valley constituency of Angela Constance MSP has above average unemployment and economic inactivity whilst...

Cross Borders claim another award

Eskbank-based Cross Borders Brewing has landed another major business award.It has been named Micro-Business of the Year in the Scottish section of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018.And the brewery recently collected the...

Federation of Small Businesses Annual Dinner

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) held their annual dinner tonight in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They listened to a speech by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael who brought the business...

Council Elections 2012 – Hustings 18 April 2012

18 April  6-8pm FSB Edinburgh Local Government Hustings                     in association with                The  Penthouse, Point Hotel 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AFFSB Edinburgh has teamed up with Edinburgh Evening News for a Council hustings event which takes place...

Edinburgh Trams – comment from Federation of Small Businesses

Following the announcement from The City of Edinburgh Council that Princes Street would be closed for a further 10 month period from July to dig up and re-lay the track, the Federation of Small...


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