FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Forum of Private Business, representing nearly 20,000 privately owned small businesses, is requesting clarification from Jeremy Corbyn on his proposals to support Small Businesses following his Leaders Debate interview

Chief Executive of the Forum, Ian Cass has issued the request commenting, “In his recent television appearance on Friday night when questioned by a member of the audience about the impact on Small Businesses of the Labour proposal for a £10 Minimum Wage, and the proposed increase in Corporation Tax, Mr Corbyn suggested that there would be some potential tax breaks and additional support for small businesses but did not expand on that point.

The Forum has followed up on this and the suggestion from Labour sources seems to be that there are support measures in the Labour manifesto but Mr Corbyn has not articulated them.

We have requested that we can be given more detail on the measures Labour intends to put in place that will help Small and Microbusiness as our membership will no doubt be delighted to hear about them in more detail, ideally in advance of the vote on Thursday”

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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.