General Election


General Election results leave ‘unanswered questions’ around IR35

The results are in and the Conservative Party have won the 2019 General Election. Will they still be committing to an IR35 review?


Accountants alarmed by schoolboy howler in Labour manifesto for SMEs

Labour doesn’t understand difference between turnover and profit, say accountants, as Labour argues for corporation tax to kick in for small business with turnover in excess of £300,000


Sajid Javid warns Labour will extend inheritance tax to family businesses

Chancellor warns that Labour wants to stop family members inheriting small businesses – Labour denies any such plans as part of business taxes review

Business management

General Election 2019: what the parties say about small business

We've gathered up all of the key small business policies from the major parties to help you decide how to vote in the 2019 General Election


Conservative Party 2019 manifesto deemed ‘pro-enterprise’ but lacking in detail

Experts say the Conservative Party's 2019 General Election manifesto has business-positive policies but is too focused on Brexit


Labour reveals plans to increase corporation tax to 26% in 2019 manifesto

Labour published its manifesto for the 2019 General Election on 21 November. Industry experts share their thoughts on some of the party's key policies.


Liberal Democrats election 2019 manifesto: experts react to key policies

As we near the 2019 General Election, industry experts tell us what they make of the small business policies from the Lib Dems' manifesto


What can SMEs learn from the 2017 General Election results?

Following the 2017 General Election surprises, John Morris, partner at Smith & Williamson, teaches us how we can learn from the mistakes of Prime Minister Theresa May.


2017 General Election: Small businesses react to a hung parliament

The 2017 General Election ends with a hung parliament as no party secures a majority. What does this mean for the small businesses of Britain?


The future of Britain in 2022 – General Election priorities

In the run up to the 2017 General Election, a new survey takes a look at the current political mood of the public and the issues people care about the most.

Export & Import

Do government manifestos lack an agenda for trade?

In the run up to the Snap General election in June, Gary Lynch of GS1 UK takes a look at what each parties manifestos mean for UK businesses.


Does the Tory manifesto do enough to help UK SMEs?

Here, Mark Brownridge, director general of the EIS Association, discusses whether the Conservative party manifesto does enough for UK Small businesses.

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