Supporting Small Business Saturday

2014 Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been out promoting Small Business Saturday, which will take place on the 7th December, on the Royal Standard and has been speaking with local traders there.   This weekend is the busiest shopping weekend of the year with many shoppers heading out to do their Christmas shopping? Small Business Saturday has already proven to be hugely successful in America.

Local shops and businesses are the lifeblood of the economy which is why the Conservatives in Government are supporting them by cutting up to £2000 of the National Insurance for every small business through the Employment Allowance. Greenwich Conservatives have been working hard to support local shops by calling for new investment and area councils to support independent local shops across the Borough. Sadly however Labour-run Greenwich Council are not so supportive of our local shops and businesses and instead treat them and shoppers more like cash cows with their planned increase in parking charges, which are still a threat to local shops in the Borough if Labour if re-elected in 2014 and their pavement tax which has not been abolished as the Conservatives and local traders had hoped.

2014 Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell said “Local traders play a vital role in the economy and the local community and after the bashing they’ve had from Greenwich Council this year small business Saturday presents a great opportunity for us to rally round out local shops”.