The Great British Public trust small business to boost economy

A survey has reveal that the Great British Public trust small business rather than the government or large companies to kick-start the economy.

A poll which questioned 1,000 UK adults nationwide revealed that 62% said they had more faith in small businesses rather than large firms to boost the economy in 2013 and, when asked who they trusted more, 58% said small business owners, compared to only 7% who trusted owners of large, well-known companies. Just 1% had confidence in politicians.

"The public trust small businesses and nearly three quarters want to work for them. It looks like we've moved from being a nation of shopkeepers to a nation of small businesses," said Guy Potter, director at Usurv, which conducted the survey.