FSB welcomes supply chain funding move

The Scottish Government today announced some changes to their Flexible Workforce Development Fund, including moves that will allow smaller businesses in big business supply chains to access the funding.

Andrew McRae, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Scotland policy chair, said: “In one of his first big decisions as Minister for Business, Jamie Hepburn has made a smart move. By opening this fund up to supply chain businesses, we should see more small Scottish firms taking action to upskill their staff.

“FSB made representations about problems with this fund last year, so we’re pleased to see action to fix it. However, there’s still work to be done to build closer links between enterprise and education if we’re to tackle skills shortages and improve levels of in-work training.”