A survey of more than 2,000 members of the British public shows the overwhelming majority of people believe that businesses are ‘good’ for Britain as long as they comply with the law, pay their taxes, and make a profit (82%).
The findings, from a survey carried out by ComRes for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), also show that a majority of Britons believe local businesses play an important role in local communities (73%). Nearly half (46%) believe new or international companies will generate economic growth here in the UK, compared to only 20% saying this will come from government. It also shows they are not particularly optimistic about the future. Only 14% think the economy will improve in the next 12 months, and the majority (67%) believe unemployment will get worse.
The research is part of the business group’s ‘Business is Good for Britain’ campaign, which is being launched today (1 February) in Central London. The campaign highlights t