This election has seen the minority parties have a bigger platform than ever before. All of them could feasibly be a part of the next coalition government. Taking this into account, our final election blog (read our Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat blog posts) will run the rule over the Green Party, UKIP and the Scottish National Party.
With the polls being so tight, it is highly likely that there will be another hung Parliament once all the votes are counted on the morning of May 8th. If this is the case, then the Liberal Democrats could very well shape the agenda of the country for another term, as they have done with the Conservatives since 2010.
As the general election draws nearer we thought it important to take a look at each of the main political parties and what their government would offer small businesses. This, the first post in the series, will be dedicated to the Conservative party.