Since the introduction of devolved governments for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London debate has continued about how best to balance power between Westminster and other parts of the UK. Boosting economic growth is often at the heart of these discussions and we need to ensure that the role of small businesses in the economy is considered, including opportunities for growth and the potential for additional burdens. We maintain a neutral position on devolution but want to ensure small businesses have the right information about what change might mean for them.
Actions FSB has taken
Played a key role across the UK in successive discussions and consultations by government about devolution.
Maintained a neutral position about different constitutional options but made the case for small businesses by highlighting opportunities and threats, as well as ensuring the right information about change has been available to small businesses.
To ensure the voice of small businesses are heard across the UK as the debate about devolution continues