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Federation of Small Businesses

FSB to champion small businesses in EU referendum campaign

17 February 2016 17:45


FSB to champion small businesses in EU referendum campaign

FSB attended today’s business roundtable on EU reform at 10 Downing Street. Commenting on the discussion, Mike Cherry, Policy Director for the Federation of Small Businesses, said:

"It is very clear what our members want from the Prime Minister’s EU negotiations and from the wider EU reform agenda. Small firms seek measures to boost cross-border trade and economic growth - the completion of the single market, simplification of VAT, a smarter approach to regulation and protection of the UK opt-out from the Working Time Directive.

“The Prime Minister has written to FSB in response to our calls and we welcome the drive to improve EU competitiveness and place smaller businesses at the heart of reform.

“As we approach the referendum, FSB members will seek practical and impartial evidence on the impact on their businesses of remaining within or leaving the EU. We will be putting questions directly to both the leave and remain campaign groups once they are appointed by the Electoral Commission, and demanding the information that smaller businesses owners need before casting their vote.”

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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.

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