Speaking up for small businesses

RB_010316.pngAt Treasury Questions today I took the opportunity to speak up for small businesses by challenging the Government to confirm that small enterprises and the self-employed won't be unnecessarily burdened.

"The government's plans to move towards quarterly online tax reporting are proving to be deeply unpopular with small businesses. Can the Chancellor confirm the impact on administration costs for small businesses of the government's plans for quarterly reporting to HMRC?"

WATCH the question here

READ the transcript here


In his contribution, Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell repeated the recent calls I have made during discussions on the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill, when he called upon the Government to reverse their proposals to water down regulation on senior bankers.

WATCH his question here

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