By Jonathan Davies

Smith & Williamson are giving you, the Fresh Business Thinking readers, the chance to have your say on business confidence ahead of the general election.

Would you agree that businesses' best long-term interests lie with the Conservatives' plan to eliminate the deficit or Labour's plan to increase public spending?

No one knows which way the election will go, but the Q1 2015 Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index, a quarterly survey measuring the enterprise environment, will give an indication of business sentiment towards the two main parties and their headline economic policies heading to May's vote. It will also develop a snapshot of the UK economy from the UK's wealth creators before a new government is elected.

As a regular Fresh Business Thinking reader, we'd like you to have your say on one of 2015's most important events by completing the 5 minute survey, and you can do that here.