Backbencher Philip Davies asked this searing question of the Government yesterday:
"The best thing that the Government could do to help small businesses is get off their backs. If the Government do not do something to ease the taxation, regulatory and employment cost burdens on small businesses, many thousands of them will go to the wall and many thousands of people will lose their jobs. May I therefore suggest that one of the first things he should look to do is exempt small businesses from huge swathes of regulation that some bigger businesses might be able to afford, but many small businesses certainly cannot?"
While they’re at it, the Government might like to look at what regulations they can scrap for businesses of all sizes. The last thing they need at this time is unnecessary red tape.