The shadow chancellor George Osborne has launched a series of new policy proposals specifically designed to help smaller businesses succeed. ?
Osborne says: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy.
Not only do they employ over half of the entire UK workforce and generate over half of the total UK turnover, but they’re also responsible for bringing new products and services to market, generating competition and expanding consumer choice.”
He adds: “I believe that government should be helping those running small businesses, not making their lives harder, as this chancellor has done.
A new direction is needed – one that helps small companies grow, instead of strangling them at birth.”