Lowering Taxes Tops ‘To-Do’ List for New Parliamentary Business Group
Sajid Javid has launched the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Entrepreneurship to ‘give business owners a voice’ in parliament
A new cross-party governmental group for UK business owners has put lowering business taxes on top of its ‘to-do’ list, business secretary Sajid Javid has announced today.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Entrepreneurship aims to ‘give business owners a voice’ in parliament and ‘bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and politicians’.
Outlining four main policy areas that it will focus on in its first year, the APPG aims to support enterprise education in schools, exporting, tax reforms and place an extra focus on female founders – with the aim of ensuring more women achieve the same business success as their male counterparts.
Accompanying the launch, a new study by the secretariat of the APPG -The Entrepreneurs Network – has also revealed the policy areas of most importance to UK small business owners.
Lowering business taxes ranked highest on the list for 85% of business owners, while lowering personal taxes was widely supported by 79%, as was cutting business regulation which was noted by 78%.
Sajid Javid said:
“I want to make Britain the best place to start and grow a business by backing entrepreneurs to drive forward our economy. In an environment that encourages innovation and ideas, this government is championing ambition and creating jobs.
“I’m proud today to be launching the APPG for Entrepreneurship, which will make sure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard loud and clear in Parliament.”