Shadow Chancellor unveils Labour’s plans for small business

Shadow Chancellor unveils Labour’s plans for small business

Commenting on the speech from Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell MP at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Mike Cherry, National Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, said:

“FSB welcomes the high-profile announcement from John McDonnell that the Opposition will look at expanding the Employment Allowance, which was arguably one of FSB’s biggest wins in recent years.”

Our members will also be pleased by moves to create new small business workspaces in local communities, strengthen small business access to finance to enable them to grow, shake-up the energy market to allow small local suppliers to compete and innovate, and bring greater parity between how the welfare system treats the self-employed and the employed.”

FSB members will be discussing these points and more with John McDonnell at our Small Business Question time event at 12:30pm on Tuesday 27 September.The event will be held at the New Statesmen Hub, Gower Street Carpark, Albert Dock, Liverpool. This event is free to attend, held outside the secure zone and does not require a conference pass.


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About Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches.