The Apprenticeship Levy is not working. Greater flexibility is needed so employers boost spending on high-quality training.
Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
The Government needs to listen to its critical friends and produce fast reform of this scheme to help Britain compete.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
The Confederation has wielded considerable influence over the last 30 years. But other, more entrepreneurial voices, must be heard, too.
It’s time the Tories stood up proudly as the party of all business, including the small businesses and self-employed that are the beating heart of our economy.
Our policy on apprenticeships should be high profile during this general election campaign. I think that rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
Rather than demanding capitalism-is-broken remedies, I have found strong support for measures they recognise will support their employers.