The Chamber was responding to announcements today from the government and the Conservative party regarding plans to help small businesses during the current economic slowdown.
Chamber corporate services director Cheryl Smart (pictured) said: “It is encouraging to see that all parties are focusing on how they can help the real economy. But, there needs to be a clear and long-term strategy for the numerous ideas that are now being bandied around.
"Small businesses are a major part of our economy and they play a big role in the community so we need to support them. Cashflow and confidence are the two key issues for businesses during a downturn, so a set of lasting policies that reflect these are essential."