Next PM must focus on stability and growth, and end the political turmoil

Press Releases 20 Oct 2022

FSB says small businesses want an end to political turmoil

Responding to the resignation of Liz Truss as Prime Minister, and the triggering of another Conservative Party leadership contest, National Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Martin McTague said:

“It is incumbent upon the next Conservative Party leader to show they can provide stability and take the necessary steps to secure economic growth in the face of significant recessionary pressures. 

"Businesses are crying out for an end to the political turmoil and a focus on remedying the economy, supporting small firms through the hard winter ahead.

“Whoever becomes Prime Minister must knuckle down, see through the delivery of the energy support package for small businesses - as already approved by Parliament - and the reversal of the hike in National Insurance.

“Beyond that there must be a focus on securing prosperity for the longer term, making sure we have the right support for improving broadband, housebuilding, labour supply, and the tax and regulatory framework – so we can build our way out of the increasingly negative economic climate.”

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About FSB

As the UK’s largest business support group, FSB is the voice of the UK’s small businesses and the self-employed. Established over 40 years ago to help its members succeed in business, FSB is a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by its members, for its members. As the UK’s leading business campaigner, FSB is focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed.

FSB offers members a wide range of vital business services, including access to finance, business banking, legal advice and support along with a powerful voice in Government. Each year FSB also runs the UK’s Celebrating Small Business Awards. More information is available at You can follow us on twitter @fsb_policy and on Instagram @fsb_uk.