By David Pett, of Hip provider Hip2go in Norwich
In the run-up to a general election and with the likelihood of seeing the stablishment of a Conservative government, my business, in line with many others around the country, faces the prospect of closure and having to make that awful
decision of implementing redundancy. Do the MPs care? Not in the slightest. Just because a policydecision has negative and often drastic ramifications in certain
areas of business, it is not enough it would seem to make the collective of a political party pause and to consider alternative and less devastating measures. I know there are many who support this decision and others who are not interested either
way. However, the point is that the fall-out of the implementation of that policy for those in business, or tied in as suppliers to that business, is, to a large extent,
wholly irrelevant to the policy make. I have spoken with both the newly appointed Conservative MP for Norwich north (Chloe Smith) and the prospective Conservative candidate for Norwich south (Antony Little). The MP was friendly enough, although it was perfectly clear from the brevity of the meeting and the glancing at the watch that she saw my plea for help as nothing other than self
interest. On the subject of making my workforce redundant, most of whom are young and have mortgages to pay, her reaction was indifferent in the extreme.
is a shame that those who claim to care about local business can be so dismissive of concerns about job losses and the total destruction of the entrepreneurial spirit.
David Pett is on 01603 275100.➜
David Pett is on 01603 275100.