Small firms want tax simplification

As the new leader of the Labour Party takes up his post, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging him to put small firms first when developing opposition policy.

The group called on Ed Miliband to remember that the small business sector is the biggest employer in the country.

Indeed, its national chairman John Walker insisted that it is small firms that will "take the UK firmly on the road to recovery".

In a survey by the FSB, three-quarters of respondents said they wanted the UK's tax system to be simplified.

Almost six out of ten said they wanted government support to help them go green, while a third claimed that small business growth is being restricted by too much red tape.

The calls come after the FSB launched its Keep Trade Local campaign to highlight the importance of local shops and town centres in driving forward economic recovery.

Posted by Christopher Evans

Published on: September 27, 2010

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