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New group gives entrepreneurship a voice in parliament

05 July 2016

Initially, the group will focus on four key policy areas: enterprise education, exporting, tax reform and female founders. Tax reform is cited as the top concern for business owners, according to research by think tank, The Entrepreneurs Network, the secretariat for the APPG.

Contributors were asked to rate the potential impact of policy changes on UK entrepreneurship and 85% said lowering business taxes would have a positive impact, followed by lowering personal taxes (79%) and cutting UK business regulation (78%).

The cross-party group will be chaired by Alan Mak, MP for Havant, Hampshire, and he has stated that this initiative will be a “key bridge” between Westminster policymakers and Britain’s entrepreneurs. Founder of the Entrepreneurs Network said that it’s time for politicians to “get stuck into” the policies that will make a real and lasting difference.