Posted: Wed 1st Jul 2020
The prime minister delivered a speech on Tuesday which outlined the government's plan for the UK's recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the slogan 'Build, build, build,' Boris Johnson announced several infrastructure projects including the overhauling of schools, roads and hospitals.
We welcome the positive approach but what we want to see next is much more detail on the role that Britain's small businesses will play in the recovery and the support they will receive in helping to rebuilding the economy after the crisis.
We are having conversations with the business secretary and small business minister this week during which we will ask for the following:
How can small businesses re-build? Via access to advice for the business and leadership and management skills for the founder so if a crisis happens again, resilience is built into the SME base.
How can small businesses benefit? From the build programme through to public sector procurement opportunities.
How can new businesses start? We have opportunity to drive an age of entrepreneurship with millions on furlough considering self-employment and/or new start-ups to be created in new industries.
We are hoping for more detail on support for small businesses in the chancellor's economic statement on 8 July. Look out for full coverage and reaction on Enterprise Nation.
We welcome comments from Enterprise Nation members on what small business measures you'd like to see. Email Dan with your thoughts.
The latest coronavirus support information
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