Help us lobby the Government on your behalf

Take part in our survey to influence Government Covid-19 support measures for businesses

10 August 2020


As businesses come out of lockdown and the economy begins to get back up and running, we want to ensure that support for owner managed businesses is targeted where it is most needed, and that Government has the evidence base to prioritise effectively.  
As you may know Shipleys LLP is a member of the Association of Practicing Accountants (APA), a network of 20 professional service firms. Collectively we collaborate on industry issues so that we can provide better representation and support to the owner managed business sector.  
In April we were able to launch the findings from an initial piece of research with Government and the media looking at the immediate impact of Covid-19 on business.  

We would now like to invite owner managed businesses to participate in this second (very short) survey that will enable us to continue to provide insight to Government and Parliament on your behalf.  
The survey should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete and will help us ensure you are getting the support you need.  Please click on the link below to let us have your views: 


Take the survey


All submissions will be anonymised, and the aggregated findings will be used by the APA to inform our policy development and media commentary. 
With thanks and best wishes, 

The Shipleys Team



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