Family businesses are crucial to the Cumbrian and national economy and the Government needs to do more to help them thrive, a major conference has been told. John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, made the demand at the Family Business Conference, which attracted more than 100 delegates around the UK to Cumbria to hear insights from family business leaders from a variety of industries. Mr Stevenson – a Conservative who chairs an all-party Parliamentary Group for Family Business – opened the conference in Carlisle with positive words about the role of family businesses but strong words for a Government that he said is becoming “less business friendly”.

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