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MP: Right environment needed for firms to grow

10 December 2010

Brecon and Radnor Liberal Democrat MP Roger Williams has emphasised the importance of creating the right environment for small businesses to expand and thrive

He made the comment after paying a visit to successful, family-run food ingredients specialist Beacon Foods, who employ 100 people in Brecon.

The company, an Investors in People business, told Mr Williams that existing employment laws were making life increasingly difficult for small businesses. He agreed to take up one specific issue, which was raised by the company, with the Department of Work and Pensions.

“I was very impressed by Beacon Foods, a successful, small business located here in Mid Wales that is supplying customers across the UK,” he said.

“It is important that we create the right environment for small businesses to expand at a time when people will be losing their jobs in the public sector. To do this, we need to achieve the right balance between the rights of employers and the rights employees, which are of equal importance.”

Linda Lloyd, Beacon Foods’ human resources director, said the existing employment laws did not encourage small businesses to expand and create new jobs, which the UK Government was advocating.

She urged the Government to listen to the views of employers and create fair employment rules, within which they could work. The company accepted that the rights of employees must be protected but felt that there was a current imbalance, which was making life particularly difficult for employers.


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