The uncertainty caused since the Brexit vote has damaged the UK economy, affecting Small and Medium Businesses in particular. The outcome of the Brexit process will have further impacts for Britain’s SMEs, in our highly internationalised economy. The Labour Party, the friend of SMEs, can play a role in protecting them from what lies ahead and ensuring our economy remains dynamic and innovative.
SME4Labour is proud to host a roundtable discussion with MPs Chuka Umunna and Bill Esterson on the possible impact of Brexit on SMEs.
Chuka Umunna has been MP for Streatham since 2008 and was Shadow Sectary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2011 to 2015. Umunna campaigned for Britain to remain a member of the EU and was one of the political champions of Britain Stronger IN Europe. He is currently Chair of Vote Leave Watch, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, and is a member of the Home Affairs Committee where he is holding the Government to account. He is also Chair of the ongoing Independent inquiry into the Labour Party's support amongst Britain’s Ethnic Minorities and sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism.
Bill Esterson was elected as the MP for Sefton Central in 2010. With a background in accountancy, Bill has been active in numerous parliamentary committees and over his shadow ministerial career has consistently worked on areas relevant to small and medium enterprise. Beginning as Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills in September 2015, he now holds a joint portfolio for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and also International Trade.