IPSE deliver 6 point plan for Brexit success to Prime Minister
IPSE delivered a six-point plan for making Brexit a success to the Prime Minister in a meeting held at 10 Downing Street today (4 August). The meeting was also attended by Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers, and Corporate Responsibility and a number of leading business organisations.
IPSE Chief Executive Chris Bryce commented: “The UK has one of the most flexible economies in the world and this is what will drive our success outside of the EU.
“The Prime Minister has shown she recognises the importance of the UK’s smallest businesses. By harnessing independent professionals’ specialist skills and expertise we can ensure Brexit is an opportunity to create a more productive, higher skill economy.
“We agree with the Prime Minister that we need joined up thinking for our industrial strategy, and the smallest firms will have a key role in delivering this.”
IPSE has produced a six point plan on how to foster flexibility in the UK economy as we exit from the European Union. The key points of the plan are:
- Ensuring continued access to the single market and embracing global free trade
- Removing the burden of regulation on small business
- Building infrastructure to support growth
- Reforming taxation for a more flexible economy
- Championing self-employment as a career choice
- Respecting views across the UK
Bryce continued: “Freelancers alone contributed £109 billion to the economy last year and that number is only likely to grow. They need the freedom to get on with running their businesses with as few barriers as possible.
“Brexit is an opportunity for a fresh start – for rejecting unnecessary red tape, for reforming difficult and complex tax regulations – so the self-employed can continue to power our economy.”