FPB Asks Government to Offer More Help to SMEs

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FPB Asks Government to Offer More Help to SMEs

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling on the government to help small and medium-sized British firms by backing its Get Britain Trading campaign.

The campaign includes requests for a smooth exit from Europe and for a favourable post-Brexit environment, where British firms are helped and encouraged to succeed.

Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the FPB, said: “It is constantly said that businesses are the ‘backbone’ of the economy, so now is the time for the government to back this up.

“As Brexit negotiations roll on, businesses will need certainty and stability, but also the support to grow - and for many, overseas markets are an important part of this.

“The Forum is asking the government to back our Get Britain Trading campaign so we can breathe new life into the important businesses that give so much to our economy.”

FPB’s Get Britain Trading campaign also aims to promote ethical behaviour from businesses, help improve their performance and productivity, and work as a go-between for its members and the government.

It has also created a Business Partner Scheme, where members register to host Ministers, local MPs, Civil Servants and educational establishments to work within their businesses for a few hours, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the issues they face on a day-to-day basis. 

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