The confederation has wielded considerable influence over the last 30 years. But other, more entrepreneurial voices, must be heard, too.
“This programme, which is appearing to value none of the contribution that business makes, will simply shut investment out of our country.”
Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
The Government has enacted a broad range of measures to help companies large and small grow, create jobs, and boost their local economies.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
In the first of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP looks at how to ensure that the customer, not the corporation, is king.
The online retail revolution has brought more convenience and lower prices to millions. Fighting it is an unworthy mission for a pro-consumer party.
We re-run the author’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Thousands of businesses have suffered material harm as a result of sharp practice against which they have no recourse.
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.