The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
Posts Tagged: Small Business
Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
The Government needs to listen to its critical friends and produce fast reform of this scheme to help Britain compete.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Neil O’Brien: Policies for a new Britain – in which the central point for new Tory MPs is the moors on the edge of Sheffield
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
Richard Patient: At last, the Conservatives have realised that the CBI is the voice of big business, not all business
The confederation has wielded considerable influence over the last 30 years. But other, more entrepreneurial voices, must be heard, too.
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It’s time the Tories stood up proudly as the party of all business, including the small businesses and self-employed that are the beating heart of our economy.
Rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
Rather than demanding capitalism-is-broken remedies, I have found strong support for measures they recognise will support their employers.
John Penrose: The conventional wisdom is wrong. Hunt’s spending plans are neither unaffordable nor irresponsible.
Hammond and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are simply mistaken to suggest otherwise. It’s not as though we’re still living in 2010.
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
We want more people to discover the charms of independent retailers, so that they can continue to thrive.
People no longer buy coffee and a snack on their way into work, do not go out at lunchtime, and often stay in the premises late into the evening.
Andy Street: In the West Midlands, inclusion is more than a buzzword. It’s turning our diversity into a strength.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.