Wednesday 4 January 2017 / 8:43 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

FSB research shows the business opportunities of decarbonising the UK economy – Clive Lewis

Clive
Lewis MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary
, commenting on research from the
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which shows that small businesses will be
key to the UK meeting its climate change obligations, said:

“We
welcome this important report by the FSB. Their research shows the business opportunities
of decarbonising the UK economy, especially for SMEs. Small businesses are a
crucial engine of growth across the country, and their contribution to
decarbonisation should not be underestimated.

“Today’s
research shows that keeping the lights on and machines running is the number
one concern for SMEs. The Tories’ chaotic handling of the Brexit process is
risking our energy security and access to the Internal Energy Market which
undermines investment, growth and jobs.

“Labour’s
Industrial Strategy will have decarbonisation, energy security and support for
SMEs at its heart.”