The Federation of Small Businesses has joined around 70 other member organisations from more than 30 European nations as part of SMEunited. SMEunited represents national cross-sectoral craft and SME federations across Europe and has worked hard on resolving issues such as late payments and online platforms.
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Policy and Advocacy Chairman Martin McTague, said: “At a time when our relationship with Europe is undoubtedly changing, joining SMEunited is a sign that no matter what the future partnership with the EU looks like, we’ll continue to be working closely with our neighbours.
Ensuring all future and revised trade agreements contain a comprehensive small business chapter.
Making existing skills initiatives and policies more inclusive of smaller businesses and sole traders, helping them to up skill and satisfy their skills demands.
Adopting strict rules on regulatory changes to help limit the cumulative burden on small businesses.
Improving the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the longer term through effective coordination of Member States cyber security and crime agencies.
Developing an EU level framework for women’s enterprise – in an effort to grow and support women’s enterprise.