Chancellor Wants SMEs to Submit Budget Ideas
Small businesses with ideas for the March Budget can submit their proposals to HM Treasury online, following the launch of a new service unveiled by the Chancellor.
The HM Treasury’s Budget representaion allows individuals, interest groups and representatives to send their ideas for the Budget direct to the desks of Treasury officials, ahead of this year’s Budget on 23rd March.
“I want to hear about your brightest and best ideas, because next month’s Budget will all be about growth,”
said Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
“In particular, I want to know what businesses, large and small, want.”
However, small-business owners are sceptical that the Chancellor will really listen to their proposals.
“I think we have to assume this is a PR ruse, rather than a genuine attempt to engage small businesses.”
said Sarah Raad, director at small marketing business Tent.
Small-business training company SetSights’ managing director agreed that George Osborne won’t listen to small firms “for a second”.
“But they might listen to big names like Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation, so we should give our ideas to her.”