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 UKIP small business manifesto:

Business rates

The UK Independence Party had pledged to introduce 20% business rate relief for businesses where their property's rateable value is £50,000 or less.

Late payments

UKIP would introduce a scheme whereby small business can report late payments by large businesses to HMRC. Large fines would then be imposed on the bigger businesses.


Nigel Farage's party would force local authorities to introduce at least 30 minutes free-parking in towns and city centres to encourage shoppers onto the high street and into shopping centres.

Government contracts

UKIP would make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to win government contracts by removing the need to prove compliance in irrelevant areas.


The party has pledged to allow GCSE students to take on an apprenticeship instead of four non-core GCSE subjects.

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

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