Growth in SMEs Post-Brexit


Dr Peter Kyle MP, Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee


Martin McTague, Policy Director, Federation of Small Businesses

Professor Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston University and Enterprise Research Centre


Monday, June 19, 2017


7:00 PM


House of Commons

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IPT Dinner Discussion

It has long been acknowledged by the Government that small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK economy, employing over half of all private sector workers and contributing 50% of GDP through an annual turnover of £1.8tn. However, as the UK prepares to leave the EU, the future performance of SMEs has become a principal concern for the continued ability to provide jobs and wealth creating opportunities across all parts of the UK. This dinner discussion will:

  • Explore the key themes of concern facing UK SMEs post-Brexit
  • Look at the future roles innovation and new market trade deals will play as drivers of increased productivity for SMEs in the UK
  • Consider how the UK can can ensure a business-friendly approach to skilled migration in order to address skill gaps that were previously filled from labour markets across the EU
  • Discuss how the Government is working to overcome short term uncertainties for SMEs whilst remaining focused on a long term stable framework to drive growth prospects. 
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