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Promotion Growth of Small Businesses, Social Enterprises and Charities

Whilst the Conservative Party presents itself as a champion of small businesses and community charities Liberals note that all these organisations are under increasing burdens of legislation with little-proven benefit but great and disproportionate cost.
We call upon the reporting accounting threshold for charities set in 2006 at £25,000 be immediately raised to £50,000 and a less onerous accounting structure be set for charities with income levels between £20,000 and £50,000.
The Liberal Party calls upon all small businesses with an income level of below £85,000 or the current threshold of VAT be exempted from applying for workplace pensions. We fear the level of administration has meant many small businesses and charities have reduced the intent to recruit employees and shifted employment to agency and casual work detrimental to both employees and society.
Cllr Steve Radford        Cllr Jenny Roach