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We need a Business Minister who is in touch with Businesses


Just over a week ago on Tuesday 10th November three Conservative MPs asked one of their Ministers a very simple question. Sadly his response was disappointing on several fronts. He is Alok Sharma and his role is head (Secretary of … Continue reading

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Small business claims on behalf of the Government – are they credible?


Yesterday in the House of Commons three Tory MPs asked the same question as a starter for a discussion about small businesses “What recent steps he has taken to support small businesses” The response which came from Paul Scully who … Continue reading

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This sort of response is totally un-credible Mims – you need to get the data!


The company I work for is on the small size which means that out of 13 people who work together, one of my colleagues and myself are the most likely to answer the phone. We regularly get calls from agencies … Continue reading

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Three years later and what is there to show for it?


Today marks the third anniversary of the EU referendum result. I recall a few days earlier on Tuesday 21st June 2016 how Michael Gove stated on Radio 4 Today that if we vote to leave, that our departure would begin … Continue reading

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The Home Office must resolve football policing arrangements


On Tuesday a very short debate took place in the House of Commons under the title “Cost of Policing Football” which was convened by Gill Furniss who is the Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough and also is the … Continue reading

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Government needs a reality check from businesses


Trying to persuade our Government to use joined up thinking is not easy, particularly when they are trying to work across different departments. However even individual departments seem incapable of this. On Tuesday one of the DUP MPs, Gregory Campbell … Continue reading

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MPs who really care about business needs


It is very disappointing that the letter which is shown here was signed by so few (46) Tory MPs. The truth is that their party claims to be one that is focused on the needs of business. Indeed a few … Continue reading

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Parliament, please stop patronising SMEs


Three weeks ago I wrote a blog, inspired by a claim by a select committee in the House of Commons that it wanted to meet with Small and Medium Enterprises. The challenge with SMEs is they represent businesses referred to … Continue reading

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Its time for MPs to focus on real issues


It is always encouraging when Parliament claims it want to learn from people whose life experience is different to the majority of people in the two Houses. One Parliamentary Committee that scrutinises the Government is the Business, Energy and Industrial … Continue reading

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