Through interviews and roundtable discussion events, volunteers with the Open Britain campaign are listening to our local small businesses. With business owners’ permission, we are publishing what we learn. We want everyone to understand how leaving the European Union affects our small businesses.
This is important because while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 60% of UK private sector employment and 47% of our national turnover, they are being sidelined in a critical national debate. Major companies dominate the media spotlight and have the lobbying power to make sure negotiations go their way.
Open Britain is a cross-party campaign to make sure the UK gets the best deal with Europe. Our vision is a Britain which is open and inclusive, open for business, open to trade and investment, open to talent and hard work, open to Europe and to the world.
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