Monday 17th Jun 2024

The General Election small business debate

The General Election small business debate

Date:Mon 17th Jun 2024
Time:17:00 - 19:00

Attend this Question Time-style event ahead of the General Election 2024 to find out the small business plans and policies of the main political parties and what this might mean for your business.

This event is brought to you by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and Enterprise Nation.

Co-chaired by Enterprise Nation founder and CEO, Emma Jones CBE, ICAEW representative, and FSB UK Policy Chair, Tina McKenzie MBE, the panellists are:

  • Kevin Hollinrake, Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade, the Conservative Party
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade, the Labour Party
  • Sarah Olney, Treasury and Business and Industrial Strategy spokesperson, the Liberal Democrats

You will have an opportunity to pose questions from the floor.

The event is free to attend and there is the option to register for a virtual ticket if you are unable to join in person. Places are limited so please book quickly.


  • 6.00 pm: Registration and refreshments
  • 6.30 pm: Debate commences
  • 7.30 pm: Debate close

Would you like to pose a question at the debate? If so, tell us your question when prompted on registration.

Venue to attend in person: The Great Hall, One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA


About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a small business support platform and membership community. It's a one-stop shop for start-ups and small businesses, with a mission to support a million businesses to thrive. Join today to get everything you need to start and grow your small business, in one place.

About the Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK’s grassroots business organisation. We are a cross-party non-profit body that represents 150,000 small business and self-employed members in local communities in every nation and region, advocating for change at local, regional, national and international level. In 2024, FSB celebrates 50 years of being the authoritative voice on issues affecting the UK’s 5.5 million-strong small business community through our research, campaigns, events and vital business services.

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

ICAEW supports over 200,000 chartered accountants and students worldwide. In the UK, our members in business (leaders in finance and management) and practice (as external advisors) guide more than three million companies, in every region, sector and level of the economy.

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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