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PM pledges to create tax environment that stimulates small business growth

The Prime Minister has pledged to create a tax environment that stimulates small business growth.

PM pledges to create tax environment that stimulates small business growth
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  • Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
  • September 11, 2019
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The Prime Minister and Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom met with small businesses on Tuesday in Downing Street to discuss how best to help them start and grow.

The PM welcomed small business owners and entrepreneurs from a range of sectors across the UK, including tech, retail and manufacturing.

He outlined that in a bid to build a dynamic and vibrant culture for start-ups, he will work on bringing gigabit broadband speeds to everyone and creating a tax environment that stimulates growth.

The PM and business secretary heard about other areas to boost the growth and productivity of small enterprises, such as tackling late payments, providing export opportunities and improving the skills and education of young people starting out in business.

On Brexit, the Prime Minister emphasised that he wants the UK to leave the EU with a deal.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Boris Johnson hit out at Jeremy Corbyn’s 'surrender bill', saying it would mean more “pointless Brexit delay at the extra cost of £250 million a week”.

“Instead of giving our money to Brussels, we should be spending it on our priorities,” Mr Johnson said.

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