Between David and Goliath: Why Labour should improve dispute resolution for SMEs

Between David and Goliath: Why Labour should improve dispute resolution for SMEs

The next Labour Government will need to stand up for the little guy and protect small business from the bad practices of bigger ones – and without a fair means of dispute resolution SMEs are vulnerable to exploitation.

This is the argument made by former pub landlady and co-chair of Women in Business Liz Hind, who writes the latest essay in our project with Progressive Britain: ‘Fair Competition for Fair Growth’.

The Labour Party leadership has made it clear that accelerating economic growth is central to everything they want to achieve and a necessary precursor for achieving their ambitions in government. Building and facilitating good, successful, strong British businesses of all sizes will be central to helping achieve this vision for the UK. In particular, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need government support to make the most of green tech revolution and compete in the global marketplace. Our new project brings together experts voices on how a Labour Government can do this.

Liz Hinds says:

“Providing a fair approach for SMEs to thrive is important not just for those running them, but for employees too. In 2022 SMEs (businesses employing 0 to 249 people) accounted for over 16 million people, 60.7% of private sector employment.”

You can read her essay below.