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WHY SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) FOR LABOUR?

The Labour Party believes that small and medium enterprises businesses are the backbone of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, SMEs make up 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the United Kingdom, employing over 15.7 million people with an estimated combined annual turnover of £1.8 trillion accounted for 47% of private sector turnover.

Through Small Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Labour, we want to provide a forum whereby SMEs can work in partnership with the Labour Party and continue to inform our economic policies.

WHAT DO WE DO?

• SME4Labour seeks to strengthen relations between the small, medium, micro, owner and family run businesses with the Labour Party

• We support constructive and informed discussion within the Labour movement on issues impacting on SMEs

• We work closely with trade unions, employers’ groups and individuals, encouraging strong partnerships and collaboration

• We organise meetings for Labour Parliamentarians and others, so that a greater understanding of the challenges faced by SMEs can be gained

SME4Labour Model Motion for CLPs

Please consider taking our SME4Labour model motion to your CLP – “This Constituency Labour Party believes that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the British economy. Last year, SMEs made up 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the United Kingdom, employing over 15.7 million people with an estimated…

James Frith MP’s Message of Support for SME4Labour 3rd Anniversary Gala

‘SME4Labour does important work developing and supporting Labour’s commitment to small businesses. If we are to ensure Labour’s deep commitment to public service investment this starts with the support for our small businesses and entrepreneurs. SME4Labour makes a brilliant case for Labour as the true friends of SME’s; pro-business, pro-worker.’…

Debbie Abrahams MP’s Message of Support for SME4Labour’s 3rd Anniversary Gala

“SME4Labour has made a major contribution to developing and campaigning so successfully for Labour’s policies. Our small business sector is the power-house of the economy, contributing nearly half of the UK’s income in the private sector. Small businesses are critical to boosting productivity levels so for sustainable growth, we need…

Clive Lewis MP’s Message of Support for SME4Labour 3rd Anniversary Gala

“Our Shadow Treasury work on sustainability and the radical transformations required to decarbonise, have shown quite clearly the key role small businesses will play in this process. Agile, adaptable, innovative – they are perfectly placed to capitalise on the economic opportunities these critically important changes to our economy will require.…