TOP CHEFS AND OVER 100 RESTAURATEURS HIT OUT AT EU RULES COSTING CATERERS MILLIONS
UKIP's Small Business Spokesman, Margot Parker said, "At the start of last year, there were an estimated 5.2 million small businesses in the UK, together employing over 12 million people and with a combined turnover of £1.2 trillion, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The economic and trading future of the United Kingdom after she leaves the European Union was given a huge boost by the Chief Executive of Airbus Industries.
Mrs Parker said "He obviously really has no clue as to the challenges that smaller businesses face on a day to day basis. He is reaching for sticking-plaster solutions without having the courage to address some of the core issues that need to be resolved to strengthen our economy and secure our recovery from the mess that the last Labour government left.
Here we go again - the Government rushing into legislation - this time on plain packaging for cigarettes.
Which political party will offer the best package of policies to support Britain's growing army of small businesses over the next five years?
See Margot Parker MEP on Monday's edition of Look North here Look North