Nick Davis
City AM
26 February 2015

How politicians can support Britain’s fast-growth businesses

Politicians of all stripes talk a good sound bite when claiming to support British businesses – but talk, unlike running a company, is cheap. As the election approaches and manifestos are released, we will soon be able to assess which party truly backs Britain’s growing band of entrepreneurs.

The UK is undoubtedly a great place to start and grow a business. We are not eighth in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business league table for nothing – our economy is stable and our markets relatively deregulated. And the coalition government has been modestly successful, particularly in strengthening the protection for small businesses.
We have been world leaders in the service industry for a while, but as the spectrum of companies in The Leap 100 attests, Britain has exciting businesses across all sectors and industries. When it comes to the all-important tech sector, though the US and Israel were out of the starting blocks before us, we are hot on their heels, and our flourishing fintech firms are now building a healthy lead on the competition.

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