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25 March 2015updated 06 Sep 2021 2:14pm

Free with this week’s New Statesman: Julian Richer Tracy Brabin MP on supporting the UK’s small businesses

A first look at the latest issue of Spotlight.

By Spotlight

This week’s edition of Spotlight, the New Statesman’s award-winning policy supplement focuses on the “real economy” – the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises.

Retail entrepreneur Julian Richer, director of the home entertainment business Richer Sounds, spoke to Will Dunn about the principles on which he has built his success.

Tracy Brabin, the shadow minister of early years, wrote an op-ed on the importance of protecting the rights of sole traders and freelancers. Meanwhile, Martin McTague, policy and advocacy chair at the Federation of Small Businesses, outlined what the government must do to support SMEs in their adjustment to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

Spotlight also took an in-depth look at the UK’s £8bn sandwich industry and how privatisation is affecting SMEs based on Network Rail premises.

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