Business support groups are set to unite to demand policies for productivity and growth this week after it was revealed that confidence had fallen into negative territory for the first time in four years. Speaking to the Mail’s Vicky Owen, Emma Jones, founder of small business network Enterprise Nation and the Government’s new Crown representative for SMEs, said: ‘If ever there was a time for the small business groups to get together and present a united voice, it is now…. We have talked to 15 groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce, the FSB, IPSE, the Centre for Entrepreneurs and the Scale Up Institute. We have said: “Let’s find common areas of interest, let’s all come together”.
An event on Thursday called “United for Small Business” will be used to discuss key concerns likely to include certainty over when Article 50 will be triggered, the treatment of dividends, the Living Wage, European funding for businesses and industry strategy.
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