Local MEP Malcolm Harbour is putting himself forward as an agony uncle for small businesses which find themselves fuming over red tape.
He is calling on entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the West Midlands to contact him with their chief concerns over burdensome rules and regulations – particularly those emanating from Brussels.
The European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, wants to discover the 10 most-restrictive pieces of legislation for SMEs on the EU’s statute books – and presumably then effectively address these problems.
Mr Harbour is asking businesses to contact him so that he can be aware of their concerns before forwarding the information to the commission in Brussels.
Mr Harbour can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org