“Small Business” in the title is not enough
As Shadow Business Minister, I’ll be scrutinising the Government’s Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Bill which was announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this year.
There are several areas in the Bill where we feel the legislation is piecemeal and does not go far enough to remove the barriers which are preventing small businesses from thriving and surviving.
Also, I’m pleased that new legislation is being proposed to tackle Zero Hour Contracts and penalise those employers who don’t pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, we’ll be looking closely at these proposals in the coming months to ensure they will properly combat those problems.