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Small businesses support Conservatives in letter

27 Apr 2015

5,025 small businesses have signed an open letter in the Daily Telegraph calling for the Conservative Party to be ‘given the chance to finish what they started’.

The letter states: ‘We run small businesses right across the country . . . It was tough during the recession, but we kept going. This Conservative-led Government has been genuinely committed to making sure Britain is open for business.’

It continues: ‘We’ve been helped by the steps to lower taxes, reduce red tape, simplify employment law and get the banks lending.’

Business leaders who have signed the letter include managing directors, owners and CEOs operating businesses in every region of the UK.

Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, has responded: ‘The Tories have spent five years letting down Britain’s small businesses.

‘Government scheme after Governments scheme designed to boost finance for small firms has failed, and small business lending has fallen by £500 million in the last three months.’