From my familiar but BBC Scotland’s unfamiliar, the wholly independent, Insider, based on a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses, today:
‘A poll of more than 1,000 UK SMEs showed confidence north of the border improving from -8 to -5 in the second quarter of the year, compared to a worsening across the UK as a whole from -6 to -8.’
Those minuses are less negative than they seem. In the same report, we read:
‘Scotland’s SMEs are currently among the UK’s most positive when it comes to revenue expectations and business conditions over the next 12 months. This optimism bodes well for the broader economy with a likely knock-on effect for job creation, investment and growth.’
Needless to say, this isn’t the only good news recently featured here but not ‘there’. See:
Douglas Fraser will be saving these up for one big cheery special.