Small businesses and trade unions have a lot more in common than many realise. FSB and TUC have made common cause in the past, for example working together to win the introduction of a national minimum wage rate for apprentices.
But we now face a more profound challenge. Following the EU referendum result, we need to get Britain fit for the future. And that means big businesses must start taking their wider responsibilities more seriously. Trust in big business has hit rock bottom, with runaway pay at the top and some industrial-scale tax avoidance.
If we are to make a success of Brexit we need to generate jobs that use people’s skills, talents and potential to the full.