Detail of outcome
Since this consultation concluded the office of the Small Business Commissioner was established (December 2017), the main focus of the consultation outcome.
The remit of the SBC has now been set and is unlikely to change in the immediate future.
Detail of feedback received
We received 9 responses to this consultation.
We want views on whether further protections are needed for small and micro businesses (a business employing 9 people or less), including sole traders, in the non-regulated sector.
We are interested in hearing from:
- individual firms
- trade bodies
- research and academic organisations
- others with experience of analysis in this area
You should back up your submission with strong and clear evidence to support any views offered.
The government made a commitment to consult on protections for small businesses in the competition plan, published in November 2015.
This consultation builds on last year’s call for evidence, which looked at current protections around the sale and supply of goods and services to small businesses.