Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Marie Rimmer Marie Rimmer Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) 12:00 am, 12th September 2017

The Government’s delay in giving out the business rate relief they announced in the spring Budget caused considerable suffering to thousands of businesses across the country. Measures such as the introduction of the staircase tax have also caused considerable tax increases for thousands of businesses across the country. Confidence has fallen back in the second quarter. The chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses has said—