Legislation and regulations that affect business often originate in Brussels. That's why IPSE, as the trade association that represents the UK’s very smallest businesses, became increasingly active in Europe in recent years. Although the UK will leave the European Union, the EU will remain our largest export market, with one in ten IPSE members working overseas and many more engaged in projects along a cross-border supply chain or as the result of Foriegn Direct Investment from Europe.
What we are doing
Following the UK's decision to leave the EU, IPSE put forward its ideas to make a Brexit that works both for self-employed people and our economy at large. We called for:
Continued access to the single market and embrace global free trade
Removal of the burden of regulation on small business
Reforming the tax system for a more flexible economy