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Roger Williams MP calls for a small business champion

March 27, 2012 1:04 PM
Originally published by Roger Williams MP

Today in Parliament, Roger Williams, Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, will use a Ten Minute Rule Bill to call for the government to set up a Small Business Administration with the remit of acting as an ombudsman and advocate within government for small businesses.

Commenting before delivering the bill Roger Williams said:

"As a Small business owner, I understand the challenges in establishing and growing a small business.

"The Small Business Administration would help small businesses by improving Access to finance, giving advice to new and existing small businesses, improving their ability and opportunity to export, giving better access to the government procurement process and co-ordinating funds to small businesses in times of special need."

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. There are 4.5 million small businesses in the UK, employing 13.8 million people. As a government we should do everything we can to help them flourish. If they flourish, so will our economy."

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Links:

http://www.fsb.org.uk/News.aspx?loc=pressroom&rec=7641

http://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary/ten-minute-rule-bill/