Most small businesses don’t trade with EU

In claiming that EU “In” is vital for small businesses, (letters, May 5) Keith Taylor conveniently ignores the fact that most small businesses do not trade overseas anyhow.

In claiming that EU “In” is vital for small businesses, (letters, May 5) Keith Taylor conveniently ignores the fact that most small businesses do not trade overseas anyhow.

Two thirds of all goods and services provided in the UK are for the internal market (ONS Pink Book 2014, 2013).

Indeed many small concerns conduct most of their business within 10 miles of where they are based.

Yet all suffer from our membership of the EU in the way of high energy costs, excessive regulation and extra taxation.

Mary Lees

Granville Road

Littlehampton

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