UKIP slams ECJ's Working Time judgement as harmful to small businesses

Published Sep 10, 2015

Margot Parker MEP, UKIP spokeswoman on small business has demanded that the ECJ stop interfering in British small business after they ruled today that time spent travelling to and from appointments by workers with no fixed office should be classed as working time.

The East Midlands MEP said, "Anything the EU does that adds more red tape to small business simply just holds them back. It stifles innovation and entrepreneurship and they should just simply stay out of legislation for small business. It should be a British Parliament accountable to the British people making our laws, and interpreted by a British Supreme Court. While we are members of the EU, the ECJ is the final arbiter of our laws, and this is harmful to our lives and working culture.


"I hope that small businesses will see that more and more churning regulations and red tape coming from the EU is not helpful to them and a vote to leave the EU will give them the freedom to do business anywhere they want."

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