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Sajid Javid will today back a radical overhaul of small business taxes amid growing evidence that the Tories are losing the support of entrepreneurs.
The Home Secretary will launch a think-tank report which calls for drastic simplification of the tax system to reduce red tape.
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The Centre for Policy Studies study by Nick King, a former special adviser to Mr Javid, includes findings that small company owners are losing faith in the Conservative Party.
Around 62 per cent of small firms’ bosses said the Government is not on their side. And 49 per cent of the Conservative-voting public said their own party does not back small enterprises, while just 24 per cent said it did.
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In a significant departure from his normal home affairs brief, Mr Javid will give an introductory speech at the launch of the report today.
He is among potential Conservative leadership candidates who are jockeying for position amid speculation that Theresa May will step down within weeks.
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Before the study’s publication, Mr Javid said his party must do more for growing companies and attacked the burden of bureaucracy they face.
‘Small businesses are the engine of the British economy and the millions of people who run businesses up...
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