Business decry uncertainty of hung parliament

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Politicians must overcome their differences to to minimise the negative effects of a hung parliament on the UK's entrepreneurs, say small business groups.

On Friday morning it was confirmed that no political party has won a majority in one of the closest fought elections for generations. At the time of writing the Conservatives had 291 seats, Labour 248, Liberal Democrats 51 and other parties 27. It is mathematically impossible for one party to secure overall control.

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) said the result will not be welcome by small business owners who are concerned that the uncertainty and confusion caused by a hung Parliament will jeopardise economic recovery and their attempts to plan ahead. The groups warning is backed up by a poll which has been running as part o...

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