Tackling In-Work Poverty

SBC is working with businesses across the country to tackle in-work poverty.

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Get your business ready for winter

Recent winters have seen extreme weather across the UK and overseas with widespread disruption to business operations and damage to property. For some there has been a long, difficult process of recovery, while for others, it has meant the end of the road.  The United States Small Business Administration found that more than 90 percent […]


New report monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland published

26 March 2015: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its latest report monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland. This is the seventh in a series of reports since 2002. Combining evidence from official statistics with supporting information about a number of anti-poverty actions and initiatives, this report focuses on low income, social security and unemployment, […]

Transport Minister Derek Mackay, centre, with active travel stakeholders following today’s announcement.

Active and sustainable travel in Scotland given a £10 million boost

25 March 2015:  Transport Minister Derek Mackay today confirmed the allocation for cycling and walking infrastructure at a meeting with active travel stakeholders. This latest funding takes the total budget for active travel in 2015-16 to almost £36 million, a 12% increase on the active travel budget at the start of the 2014-15 financial year. Mr […]

Budding chefs

Food for Thought – Viv’s Blog 7: Exploring the delights of French cuisine

25 March 2015: Vivian Maeda is a programme coordinator for Scottish Business in the Community and works on Food For Thought, a programme in partnership with The Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Scottish Business in the Community that enables schools to work with businesses to engage young people in food, from making healthier choices to raising skills for the sector.  […]

Saltire Foundation class

Saltire Foundation ready to attract the next generation of Scottish business leaders

25 March 2015: The Saltire Foundation, Scotland’s world-class entrepreneurial leadership programme and the philanthropic arm of Entrepreneurial Scotland is inviting ambitious Scots to join this year’s cohort of Saltire Fellows, the class-leading programme which combines theory and practice guided by the principle of entrepreneurial thought and action. The prestigious course – which provides Fellows with […]