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Disaster for small business

This article was first published on Progress Online. 10 March 2017 The increase to national insurance contributions in this year’s budget is yet another Tory assault on small businesses and entrepreneurs, writes Ibrahim Dogus This week’s budget has proven to be the disaster for innovative, small businesses that many had feared.…

Tory rate hikes are killing SMEs

This article was first published on Progress Online. 27 February 2017 Philip Hammond’s devastating business rate hikes should put to bed the myth that the Tories are the party of small businesses, argues Ibrahim Dogus The news of catastrophic business rate hikes should put to bed once and for all the…

IPSE and SME4Labour Dinner

On the evening of Monday the 23rd of January, SME4Labour hosted a dinner for members of the Labour Party at the House of Commons in partnership with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE). Leading Executive SME4Labour members Ibrahim Dogus and Sonny Leong attended the event along with…

Impact of Brexit on SMEs

SME4labour organised a roundtable meeting involving MPs Chuka Umunna and Bill Esterson, attended by an audience of small and medium business owners. It was hosted in Committee Room 19 at the House of Commons and kindly chaired by Ibrahim Dogus. Chuka Umunna opened by firmly restating Labour’s commitment to being…

The next generation of enterpreneurs

Stephen Timms hosted a roundtable discussion on how the Labour Party can create and win the support of the next generation of entrepreneurs. The event was chaired by Martin Howe of the Executive Committee for SME 4 Labour with keynote speakers Stephen Timms MP for East Ham and Bill Esterson MP…