With a year left on the Brexit clock, small businesses are urging the Government to inject much needed momentum into agreeing the future economic partnership with the EU.
According to FSB research, the EU single market is a priority trading bloc with 63% of small firms wanting to see a trade deal prioritised with the EU post Brexit. However at an individual country level the US is the country that the highest percentage of exporting small businesses would want to see a trade deal done with post Brexit (49%) –with 29% wanting to see a trade deal with Australia and 28% with China.
Andy Willox, Scottish policy convenor for FSB, said: "The March publication of the transition period terms definitely counts as progress. Many Scottish firms will have breathed a sigh of relief when they saw an agreement that will largely mean they can continue to operate broadly as they do now until the end of 2020.