As talks take place between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn and as MPs debate the latest Brexit proposals, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry, said:
“Today there is at least finally some movement to try to get over the impasse that has brought Westminster to a standstill over recent weeks.
“Small firms are fed up of waiting for politicians to act and are desperate for the uncertainty to come to an end. Business confidence is down, growth has stalled, planning is up in the air, and it’s down to politicians to finally come together to resolve this crisis and find a clear roadmap.
“Ultimately, it is crucial that a catastrophic no deal scenario is avoided whether that’s on the 12 April or the 22 May. Politicians must find a pro-business approach to ensure that we can step away from the cliff edge giving firms the time they need to prepare for the future.”
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 www.fsb.org.uk. You can follow us on twitter @fsb_policy and on Instagram @fsb_uk.
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