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Impact of Brexit on UK small and medium-sized enterprises examined

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26 April 2018

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee hosts a roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.)

Witnesses

Thursday 26 April in Committee Room 4a, Palace of Westminster

At 10.15am

  • Martin McTague, National Policy Director,Federation of Small Businesses
  • Mark Brownridge, Director General, Enterprise Investment Scheme Association
  • John Foster, Head of Campaigns, Confederation of British Industry
  • Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Irene Graham, CEO, ScaleUp Institute
  • Ian Cass, Managing Director, Forum of Private Business
  • Professor John Wilson, Professor of Banking & Finance and the Director of Research at the School of Management, University of St Andrews
  • Rob Vivian, CEO, PureComms
  • Philip Salter, Director, The Entrepreneurs Network
  • Simon Hansford, CEO, UKCloud

Possible questions

Possible questions for witnesses include:

  • What have been the main impacts of Brexit on SMEs to date?
  • Is there sufficient understanding among UK SMEs that trade in the EU of the implications of operating as 'third country' businesses in the Single Market?
  • How well is the Government engaging with the SME sector to help inform their negotiating position on the future UK-EU relationship?
  • What steps should the Government take to support start-ups and smaller businesses in the UK generally, and how can the Government help SMEs to take advantage of new trade opportunities after the UK leaves the EU?

Further information

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