Broadband is a top 5 priority for small businesses, says poll
May 14th 2015, 10:19 by Nathaniel Dalby
A new survey has found that fast broadband is one of the top priorities for small businesses starting up in the UK.
The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has called on the new Conservative government to address these concerns that entrepreneurs have.
During the election campaign, David Cameron claimed that broadband was an important issue for the UK. 39% of the FSB said that they wanted the Prime Minister to back up his claims.
Broadband was amongst a number of issues that members wanted to be improved, including tax, energy costs, access to finance and infrastructure investment.
Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman of the FSB, claimed that the poll sent a message to the current government.
“Over the five years of this parliament, our member's top priorities are to lighten the burdens of regulation and tax, reform broken business rates, support the development and skills of young people, and improve broadband and mobile connectivity.”
The FSB hopes to meet with members of the government soon in order to discuss issues around broadband and how they can move forward.
Before the general election, the Conservatives pledged to bring fast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017-18 and the FSB will be hoping to hold them to that promise.
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