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A general election will give 5.8 million small businesses the opportunity to have their voice heard, FSB national chairman has said.
The UK is facing a December 12 election after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval from parliament on Tuesday for an early ballot.
Responding to the MPs decision to vote for a general election, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry said that the last three years have been dominated by the “B-word”, with much of the domestic agenda falling by the wayside.
"A general election gives our 5.8 million small businesses the opportunity to tell MPs across the UK that this cannot continue.
“It is time for them to get back to the business of resolving the many domestic challenges such as radically reforming business rates, tackling the looming apprenticeships funding crisis and making sure local roads get the focus they deserve, that have been neglected because of Brexit,” said Mr Cherry.
He urged small business owners and self-employed to get out there and register to vote.
“It is vital that every small business has their voice heard in December.
“A motivated small business community can hold potential MPs to account and ensure that they commit to driving a domestic focused agenda aimed at supporting and empowering them.”
Earlier this week it was announced that the European Union has granted a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place on March 29, with the deadline now pushed back to 31 January 2020.