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Thursday, 08 September 2016
Commenting on the Programme for Government unveiled in the Scottish Parliament by the First Minister this afternoon, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scottish Policy Convener, Andy Willox, said:   “The First Minister is right to focus on education and closing the performance gap between our richest and poorest pupils.  To this end, her Ministers could do worse than ensure every child has access to quality enterprise education.  Pupils who have good contacts with a range of employers while at school are less likely to end up unemployed and, when they get a job, will earn more.  And, if it encourages more young people to go into business for themselves, it could be great for social mobility.” 

On the expansion of the Small Business Bonus Scheme to reach 100,000 premises: “Many small business owners and their staff will be relieved that small business rates relief is to be retained and indeed expanded. This has been a lifeline, keeping firms afloat, staff in jobs and investment on track.”

On the commitment to universal broadband provision and improving mobile coverage across Scotland: “The First Minister’s pledge to honour her manifesto commitment to deliver superfast broadband to every Scottish home and business premises by 2021 is as welcome as it is essential.

“Embarrassing levels of mobile phone coverage are holding businesses back and keeping productivity down, so proper detailed plans to deliver a decent 4G network across Scotland can’t come soon enough.”

On the Scottish Growth Scheme: “Despite the current economic headwinds, businesses are still ready to invest. Thus, we will be interested to see what sort of small businesses are eligible to take advantage of the £0.5bn Scottish growth scheme. We need to make sure that government initiatives back our business base.”

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