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Ben's interests include access to finance, alternative finance, payments technology and global trends in SME sector development.

He has authored numerous policy documents and publications dealing with wide-ranging subjects relating to SMEs including access to banking, late payment, business support, digital tax policy, FinTech and various aspects of government policy aimed at improving the small business environment. He has spoken on small business development issues at numerous external events as well as having been interviewed for The Financial Times, City AM, BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio Five Live.

Prior to joining ACCA, Ben worked as the economy, finance and tax policy lead at the Federation of Small Businesses. He previously worked in financial services policy across the banking, insurance and private equity sectors. Ben has also worked for the UK Parliament on behalf of several MPs.