Responding to the announcement of an EU-UK trade deal, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said:
“After such a torrid year, and during such a disrupted festive trading season, it’s a huge relief to see negotiators finally strike a deal.
“The work of looking through the detail of the agreement to map out exactly what it means for the small firms that make-up 99% of our business community now begins.
“As well as going through the terms of access to each other’s markets, we are keen to see the Small Business Chapter that we have championed and encouraged both sides to include.
“What we need from here is tangible, targeted support, including £3,000 transition vouchers that small firms can spend on the training and advice required to navigate a new trading relationship with our biggest export market.”
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