Forum of Private Business issue Brexit plea to Chancellor following his dull Spring Statement

Leading business lobby group, the Forum of Private Business, is looking for the Government to recognise the role of business in the contribution it makes to the Chancellor’s growth projections, despite the lack luster Spring Statement, and the Brexit confusion.

Chief Executive, Ian Cass, responded to the Chancellor’s statement commenting, “The confusion around Brexit has not only meant that the Chancellor has found himself in a position where he has been unable to introduce material policies to help businesses, but also that businesses remain in a complete vacuum in being able to plan even for their immediate future.

Even the ‘No Deal’ trade tariff proposals have been announced without the engagement of business.

Waving the carrot of a Brexit Dividend is merely a political gesture, and it really is time that the parliamentarians who represent us, on whichever side of the house they sit, realised that the economic growth the country has enjoyed over the past nine years and is forecast to continue enjoying for the next five too, has been delivered by hard working businesses who have a right to know what rules and regulations they will be expected to work to from the beginning of next month.

The pressure on large corporate late payment is welcome and consistent with our continued lobbying, but this is merely repeating what has been said in the past. We need actions, not just words.

Simply put, it would have been a better use of the Chancellor’s time if he had spent it lobbying for a sensible Brexit resolution.”

About Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it. We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK. Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable businesses to flourish and grow.

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