Welcoming the announcement of a small business policy review, BCC Director General David Frost said:

 “This review is good news for small businesses, but it must lead to a cross-departmental strategy, ensuring that the needs of business are considered in every area of Government policy.

 Small firms contribute so much to our economy, but are everyday having to contend with a range of barriers. From the difficulties in finding skilled employees to the challenges of an overburdened transport infrastructure, the needs of business extend far and wide.

 Enterprise in the UK will only thrive if its needs are at the heart of every department, and we look forward to working with the government to make this a reality.”