Company Formation and the General Election

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From the moment Gordon Brown came into office, he has been under increasing pressure to announce the date of the next general election, not only from the opposition, but also from within his own party and the media in general. Therefore, regardless of whether a general election is called at the beginning of 2010 or – as anticipated – at the beginning of summer, it is likely to cause many contentious debates among the SME sector. Here, we ask those who have formed a company during the recession, a couple of questions about the current administration and what the future holds for enterprise in 2010.
What do you think about the rise in company formation figures in 2009?
Sian Williams, director of, Mama and Baby
“I think the rise in the number of people looking to form their own companies can only be a positive thing. However, I do think that shows such as Dragon’s Den , have made budding entrepreneurs think that making a success of a business is relatively simple and as all those who are self-employed will tell you, this is simply not the case.”
Where do you think the current government has been least successful in its enterprise policies?
Jeremy May, founder of consultancy firm May Consultants.
“ The obvious area where I fell Labour has failed is in their plans to increase National Insurance in 2011. I can’t understand why any administration would plan to dissuade business owners from employing new staff right at the moment the country is coming out of recession.”

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