82.5 per cent of all jobs in this country are in the private sector. Of these, 61 per cent are in the SMEs – small and medium-sized enterprises. In other words, over 50 per cent of all jobs in the United Kingdom are now in small businesses.
The twenty-fifth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
Creating chaos, refusing to listen, all underpinned by the high-handed assumption that they know best: the defining characteristics of Labour in power, whether locally or nationally.
Criminals are capitalising on demand, leading to a rise in illegal vapes, which can contain high levels of nicotine, contaminants, or banned ingredients such as taurine or caffeine. Some are targeting underage children, enticed by colourful packaging and sweet flavours.
This imbalance in job security, income and pension provision is a glaring reality that too often goes unmentioned, and should be a priority and powerful mobilising cause for the Conservative Party.
A major target of Government policy in respect of the domestic and trade economy ought to be the rebalancing of our unsustainable balance of payments deficit.
A shallow fixation on salaries ignores or disguises the much more challenging economic circumstances of many entrepreneurs and small business-owners.
This is not to mention closing the roads in the city centre, a legacy of trying to enforce pedestrianisation.
The Government should empower local community organisations to take ownership of vacant and derelict high street property, so that they can bring them back into whatever use their economies need.
In Labour-run Hackney, al fresco dining and drinking is banned after 10pm. In Labour-run Westminster, al fresco dining and drinking remains banned in Soho.
We need our Conservative government to do what it does best: provide a path to prosperity and empower people to get back to work.
Only when we work together to unlock the potential of Britain’s smallest entrepreneurs can we unleash the full power of the economy.
As a former Brexit Secretary, I know that we can use our Brexit freedoms to achieve incredible things. Changes to EU regulations in our five growth industries will mean that we can deliver the very best for our great country,
The effect can be seen in shop vacancy rates, with the highest rates seen in the North East, the Midlands, and Wales.
Fraud Awareness Week is a chance to reflect on the huge costs such crimes impose on British business.