A new small business taskforce, led by the founder of Enterprise Nation, is calling on the government to protect free trade and to ensure the UK’s workforce legislation remains flexible and free.
The Small Business Taskforce is made up of a range of business organisations, including the ICAEW, FPB, Enterprise Nation, IPSE, GEW, COADEC, TEN, CFE and the National Enterprise Network. It represents over a million small businesses and self-employed individuals, and works with the FSB and British Chambers of Commerce on an ad-hoc basis.
‘Five key concerns’
This week the Taskforce’s spokesperson Emma Jones is writing to MPs to lay out in detail its five key concerns:
- Flexible workforce
- Workable tax regime
- Accessible business support
- International trade for all
- Consultation with small business
The letter calls on parliament to take all of these concerns into consideration as the UK begins its tortuous exit from the EU. “The taskforce jointly makes these five recommendations and is prepared to help the government work on fresh plans of what business support and procurement could look like in a post-Brexit world. We are in tandem working on policy recommendations to share with government.”