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Small businesses set to meet politicians at House of Commons

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More than two hundred guests from the business community will be attending the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Summer Reception, making it the first meeting of small business owners, government ministers and politicians since the General Election.

Small business owners will be meeting with a variety of politicians on the evening of the 22nd June at the House of Commons.

A keynote address will be delivered by the newly appointed Business Secretary, Sajid Javid. The Small Business Minister, Anna Soubry, will also be in attendance.

Javid recently made a speech addressing the future of small businesses, in which he promised to cut down on the amount of red tape affecting SMEs.

John Allen, national chairman of the FSB is hoping that the event will improve the relationship between small business owners and the Government.

‘‘We are delighted to welcome the Business Secretary, Ministers, MPs and Peers from all major parties to our Summer Reception. In our business manifesto, FSB pushed for better representation at the very centre of Government, so we are pleased our members will meet Small Business Minister Anna Soubry who now attends Cabinet.’’

The federation’s latest research ‘Voice of Small Business Index’ reveals that small businesses are in a robust mood amid record levels of confidence across the UK.

‘‘It comes at a particularly buoyant period for small businesses as confidence, revenues and profits are on the rise. However focus needs to be drawn to the disparity between the dominant South East and the Midlands, compared to the rest of the UK,’’ continued Allen

The event will provide a great opportunity for politicians to develop ideas on how to improve the state of small businesses in Britain. Craig Tracey, a former SME owner who is now MP for North Warwickshire, hopes to use his new position to improve the lives of microbusiness owners.