Tag Archives: Small and medium enterprises

We need all MPs to begin to understand what SME represents


Last Monday in Parliament, Sally-Ann Hart, the MP for Hastings and Rye asked the Government a question regarding her constituency. As it happens the question is very relevant in other parts of Sussex and no doubt further afield. Clearly we … Continue reading

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It is vital for small businesses to get paid within 30 days


On Monday a Lincolnshire MP, John Hayes asked a couple of questions about business payments and the answer has raised several concerns. The two questions were both answered by Paul Scully who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department … Continue reading

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This Government needs to offer SME’s real support!


Towards the end of the last Parliament the current MP for Brighton Kemptown asked a question that disclosed his interest in the role of Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses and the answer showed how little concern the current Government … Continue reading

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A very helpful list of recommendations


Its very easy to believe that starting a business depends on having funds that can be borrowed from a commercial setting and of course that  sometimes can be a necessary aspect for a business. The company I work for gets … Continue reading

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Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) please change tactics


For the last 10 years I have been working for a small business which has grown over that period and from time to time we have been successful at winning significant contracts for various parts of the public sector such … Continue reading

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The Tory Party must stop manipulating Small & Micro Enterprises


My superficial historical knowledge helps me to understand why the Labour Party has very strong connections with many Trade Unions. However I recall how in the 1970’s and 1980’s the Conservative Party, quite legitimately demanded that people who were members … 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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A Government department in chaos


Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford and Minister for Women and Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills State in the Department for Education. On Monday the preview of an interview with her was published to question why the outcome … Continue reading

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Small Business regulations


The debates in our media regarding how much impact Brexit has had on our economy have focused almost exclusively on the value of the pound compared to the dollar and Euro and the performance of stock market indexes such as … Continue reading

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