small business concern

As Referendum Nears Scottish Small Business’ Confidence Drops

Two thirds of Scotland’s small firms concerned about Yes Vote impact while UK businesses remain unfazed New research reveals that as British small business confidence has increased dramatically, Scotland’s has declined in the last three months – with Scottish firms worried that independence could have negative ramifications for business. The research, conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the University of Edinburgh, consisted of nearly 1,800 Scottish small businesses, of which 67% felt that a break from Britain would influence the daily running of their company – with one-in-five stating that it had already altered business decisions this year. British small and mid-sized firms remain unconcerned about the impact of a possible ‘Yes Vote,’ with research from executive c... »