The Government and the Conservatives have today announced plans to help small businesses during the current economic slowdown. Commenting on the proposals, Head of Policy for the British Chambers of Commerce, Chris Hannant, said:

“It’s encouraging to see that all parties are focusing on how they can help the real economy. But, there needs to be a clear and long term strategy for the numerous ideas which are now being banded around.

"Small businesses are a major part of our economy and they play a big role in the community so we need to support them. Cashflow and confidence are the two key issues for businesses during a downturn, so a set of lasting policies that reflect these are essential."