Small Business Survey

Our local Lib Dem team want to hear your views if you own a business in West Dorset. By completing in this survey you will help us to ensure that we are working on the issues that matter to you.

What sector is your business in?


Showing 31 reactions

  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:51 +0000
    Q: Would you like to hear more from me as your potential Lib Dem MP and local campaigner and about what I want to do to help local businesses?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:43 +0000
    Q: Would you like to hear more from me as your Lib Dem parliamentary candidate about government schemes to help businesses?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:36 +0000
    Q: Should Britain leave the European Union?
    A: No
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:28 +0000
    Q: Do you think British business benefits from our membership of the European Union?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:21 +0000
    Q: If you had a problem with a bank refusing to give you a loan, would you ask me as your potential MP for help?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:06 +0000
    Q: If your application was rejected, did you know you could appeal the decision?
    A: No
  • answered 2016-12-20 16:00:01 +0000
    Q: What was the result of your application?
    A: Full loan
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:59:56 +0000
    Q: If so, which type of lending institution did you apply to?
    A: High street bank
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:59:50 +0000
    Q: Have you applied for a business loan in the last 2 years?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:59:31 +0000
    Q: Have you heard of the Coalition Government’s Apprenticeship Grant for Employers, giving businesses in England up to £1,500 to take on a young person as an apprentice?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:59:19 +0000
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to taking on new apprentices?
    A: Training
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:59:05 +0000
    Q: How many apprentices do you employ?
    A: I do not employ any apprentices
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:58:59 +0000
    Q: Where would your priority for further tax cuts be?
    A: Payroll taxes.
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:58:46 +0000
    Q: How could the tax system be made easier for your business?
    A: Local taxation doesn’t make much sense for business. We end up paying for services we don’t use.
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:58:02 +0000
    Q: How will this measure help your business?
    A: Will help with cash flow
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:57:51 +0000
    Q: Did you know that the Coalition is giving businesses a £2,000 cut in their Employer National Insurance Contributions from April 2014, meaning a business can employ one more person on a salary of £22,400 or four people on the minimum wage without pay any extra NIC?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:57:40 +0000
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to growth that you are facing?
    A: State of economy/future uncertainty
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:57:31 +0000
    Q: What is the one thing West Dorset District Council or Dorset County Council could do to help your business locally?
    A: Support community pharmacies through greater commissioning of local public health services from pharmacies.
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:57:05 +0000
    Q: What is the one thing the Government should do to help your business?
    A: Not trying to reduce the number of pharmacies!
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:56:48 +0000
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to taking on new employees?
    A: Tax
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:56:39 +0000
    Q: Do you intend to take staff on in the next 12 months?
    A: No
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:56:28 +0000
    Q: Have you created a new position and taken on an employee in the last 12 months?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:56:21 +0000
    Q: What is your annual turnover?
    A: £250 000 +
  • answered 2016-12-20 15:56:10 +0000
    Q: How many employees do you have?
    A: 11 - 20
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:48:34 +0100
    Q: What is the one thing the Government should do to help your business?
    A: Provide every school leaver with a basic qualification in digital marketing
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:48:30 +0100
    Q: What is the one thing the Government should do to help your business?
    A: Provide every school leaver with a basic qualification in digital marketing
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:47:15 +0100
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to taking on new employees?
    A: No barriers
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:46:54 +0100
    Q: Do you intend to take staff on in the next 12 months?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:46:45 +0100
    Q: Have you created a new position and taken on an employee in the last 12 months?
    A: No
  • answered 2015-05-08 16:46:32 +0100
    Q: What is your annual turnover?
    A: £21 000 - £50 000
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