By Jonathan Davies

With election day looming, we're taking a look at the pledges being made by the parties that will affect you, the UK's businesses.

With the polls open on Thursday, if you're undecided you might just want to take a look at how your business could be affected after the general election. Or perhaps you'll be swung a pledge you haven't seen before.

Here is the Greens' small business manifesto:

Late payments

Similarly to the SNP, the Green party would crackdown on late payments by making measures like the Prompt Payment Code law.

Corporation tax

The Greens have pledged to keep corporation tax at 20% for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but raise it to 30% for large businesses.

Access to finance

Access to finance would be improved with a £2 billion fund community banks, mutually owned and serving local areas or particular groups.


In an attempt to boost the UK's tourism industry, the Green party has pledged to cut VAT to just 5% for cooked food, entertainment and accommodation.

National Insurance

The Green would make it easier for small businesses to employ people and contribute towards paying the living wage by using receipts from a wealth tax to reduce employers’ National Insurance in the longer run to 8%.


Under Green leadership, telecoms firms would be 'obliged' to provide affordable, superfast broadband to every small business in the UK.

Explore other small business manifestos: Conservatives,Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru.

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