SMEs meet the Prime Minister on Brexit

THE UK’s small businesses are calling on the Prime Minister Theresa May to keep access to European markets as part of the Brexit process ahead of a key meeting with her today.

May is meeting SMEs and their trade associations as she plots a path to Brexit, and formulates her new economic and industrial strategy.

Mike Cherry, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Our members want access to European markets, the ability to hire the right people, reassurance on key EU-funded schemes and a new approach to both regulation and de-regulation.”

May said: “From dynamic start-ups to established family firms, our small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of our country. They are a fundamental part of my vision of building a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.”

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