Small and Micro Business APPG

First Registered: 21/07/2016 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

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To raise awareness of small and micro business issues in parliament.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Small and Micro Business

1. RPC case histories - Small & Micro Business Assessment, August 2019
29/08/2019 - Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)
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Found: RPC case histories - Small & Micro Business Assessment, August 2019 - GOV.UK

2. Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021
24/03/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: UK BUSINESS TRENDS Despite COVID-19, cyber security remains a priority for small business owners. 77%

3. RPC Small and Micro Business Assessment (SaMBA) guidance
29/08/2019 - Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)
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Found: RPC Small and Micro Business Assessment (SaMBA) guidance - GOV.UK

4. Official Statistics: Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019
03/04/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: of breaches. In this year™s survey, 31% of micro and small businesses identi˜ed breaches or attacks

5. iwoca - written evidence
17/04/2018 - Inquiry: SME Finance - Treasury Committee
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Found: the barriers that stop the UK’s 5.5 million micro- and small businesses from accessing finance. No more

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Small and Micro Business

1. The Economy
27/04/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: businesses, we cannot save every job and every business. I understand and share people’s anxiety, but - Speech Link
2: that came out last week indicated a sharp fall in business confidence. Sadly, that was not a surprise. It - Speech Link

2. Draft Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and audit) regulations 2016
21/04/2016 - General Committees

1: the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, who is on urgent business in Brussels in relation - Speech Link

3. Social Security
05/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: one third, or £1,000, giving more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses up to £4,000 off their - Speech Link
2: Parliament to the substance of this afternoon’s business. On Second Reading of the Finance Bill, my hon - Speech Link

4. Employment Allowance (Excluded Persons) Regulations 2020
03/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: is charged at 13.8% and contributes the largest business tax by revenue in the UK.The employment - Speech Link
2: businesses. I fully accept what the Minister says: that small businesses will be far more motivated to take on - Speech Link

5. Post Brexit: Small Service Businesses
24/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on small service businesses dependent on mobility between - Speech Link
2: Cooperation Agreement supports small services businesses, ensuring that many business visitors can stay in the - Speech Link
3: urgently address the availability of insurance for small firms and solicitors post Brexit and post Covid - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Small and Micro Business
1. Small Business Commissioner
asked by: Lord Mendelsohn
03/08/2020
... what progress they have made on the measures announced in June 2019 to strengthen the role of the Small Business Commissioner.

2. Small Business Commissioner
asked by: Douglas Chapman
30/06/2020
... when a permanent Small Business Commissioner will be appointed.

3. Small Business Commissioner
asked by: Lord Mendelsohn
26/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to launch their consultation on strengthening the powers of the Small Business Commissioner.

4. Small Business Commissioner: Powers
asked by: Bill Esterson
13/02/2020
... what steps her Department is taking to strengthen the powers of the small business commissioner in order to improve support for small businesses dealing with late payment issues.

5. Small Business Commissioner: Powers
asked by: Bill Esterson
13/02/2020
... powers of binding arbitration to ensure prompt payment for small businesses.

Latest Questions
13 Current APPG Officers
Saqib Bhatti Portrait
Saqib Bhatti
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Meriden
Joined: 20th May 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Brazil , Commonwealth Games , Entrepreneurship , Horse
Katherine Fletcher Portrait
Katherine Fletcher
Officer
Conservative - South Ribble
Joined: 21st April 2021
Gareth Bacon Portrait
Gareth Bacon
Officer
Conservative - Orpington
Joined: 21st April 2021
James Wild Portrait
James Wild
Officer
Conservative - North West Norfolk
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Saqib Bhatti MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3423.

Email: saqib.bhatti@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Filippo Pollara, Federation of Small Businesses, 2 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6HF. Tel: 0781 783 8961

Email: filippo.pollara@fsb.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Small and Micro Business APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Small and Micro Business APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Portrait
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 16th December 2020
Chris Philp Portrait
Chris Philp
Officer
Conservative - Croydon South
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Harrison Portrait
Lord Harrison
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
Lord Cotter Portrait
Lord Cotter
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
Andrew Smith Portrait
Andrew Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Oxford East
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Baker Portrait
Steve Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wycombe
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
4 APPG Memberships
British Muslims , Kashmir , Mutuals , Rohingya