Policies must aid SMEs

The decision to appoint a minister for small business (John Perry) is a welcome recognition by the incoming government of the role this sector plays.

12th March, 2011

The decision to appoint a minister for small business (John Perry) is a welcome recognition by the incoming government of the role this sector plays.

We must now hope that this appointment is followed by concrete policy measures to assist a sector which has borne the brunt of the recession.

There is not much money around, so the government’s room for manoeuvre in providing any form of financial assistance is limited. Yet there are things...

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