4 December 2021
Ahead of Small Business Saturday Stafford and Stone Green Party is calling on both national government and the County/District/ Council to implement a series of measures to help small and independent businesses and social enterprises green their operations, improve employee welfare and make it easier for people to ‘shop local’
Stafford highstreet in particular is awash with empty uniits, with small indepenent business having to work even harder now due to the past year of restrictions from covid.
We belive that small and independent businesses and enterprises are the backbone of our local economy. And as many large corporations decline and abandon our town/city, small businesses can help revitalise our High Streets.
Local businesses and enterprises help bring diversity to our city/town, providing it with a distinctive and unique character. They are also vitally important in providing jobs and keeping money circulating in the local area.
We know many small businesses are committed to becoming more sustainable and to improving the welfare of their employees, but it is often made difficult and expensive for them to do so. That’s why, this Small Business Saturday, we are calling on government, and our local council, to introduce a series of measures to support small businesses to do the right thing.
The Green Party has long championed business rates reform and extending and expanding business rates relief. We are proud to be the party of small business; we want to see them thrive, and provided support to do so.
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