Don’t hit small firms

Scottish Daily Mail - - Freeview Primetime Planner -

THREE decades ago my dad in­vested his hard-earned cash into a fail­ing busi­ness with a goal to have some­thing sus­tain­able for his fam­ily of seven sons.

I am pleased to say that the third gen­er­a­tion of the fam­ily is now work­ing in the com­pany mak­ing spare parts for ma­chine oper­a­tors.

For the first few years the com­pany lost money, tested our faith and pa­tience, but through de­ter­mi­na­tion and grit, belt-tight­en­ing and lean liv­ing we made it a suc­cess.

The firm has paid sev­eral mil­lion into the Trea­sury in the form of com­pany tax and na­tional In­surance con­tri­bu­tions and the staff are all paid well above the min­i­mum wage.

I fear a govern­ment un­der Jeremy Cor­byn car­ries the risk of wreck­ing the wealth that small and medium com­pa­nies have been nur­tur­ing. IVAN KNAPPETT, Slin­fold, W. Sus­sex.

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