IPSE responds to Prime Minister Theresa May's party conference speech

IPSE welcomed a section of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party Conference speech in which she celebrated the contribution of the innovators and risk-takers: the self-employed.

Simon McVicker, IPSE Director of Policy, said: “The Prime Minister made a very important – and very accurate – statement when she recognised the value of our innovators and risk-takers. The UK’s 4.8 million-strong self-employed workforce is essential for a strong, flexible and growing economy.

“The Government can help UK businesses of all shapes and sizes by championing the vibrancy and flexibility of the self-employed – those who enable businesses to create more jobs and boost innovation and dynamism.

“However, it is imperative that the Prime Minister delivers on her vocal support for the self-employed and makes sure the UK remains the best place to start and run a business.” 

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