James Daly has encouraged people across Bury, Ramsbottom and Tottington to shop local and support their high street for Small Business Saturday.
The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the thousands of small, independent businesses who have been helped with over £407 billion of economic support throughout the pandemic, including over £100 billion in business loans.
Welcoming the news, James Daly, the MP for Bury North said:
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, our high streets and an integral part of our recovery from the pandemic.
“That is why Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to praise all our small business owners here and come together to support them in the lead up to Christmas.
“As the Party of business, this Conservative Government is committed to providing the tools, skills and support that business owners need to make a full economic recovery and build back better from the pandemic”.
As well as the billions of financial support for businesses during the pandemic, the Government has also awarded over £600 million worth of Start Up Loans supporting up to 10,000 more entrepreneurs across the UK and introduced tax cuts and reforms, cutting business rates by at least 50 per cent for eligible businesses.
Small Business Rates Relief has also helped more than 700,000 eligible businesses, who have benefitted from a tax cut worth £7 billion and also been supported to find the skilled staff they need through the Government’s multi-billion-pound Plan for Jobs.
Commenting on the support available, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:
“We all know the impact that COVID-19 has had on our small businesses, and we have all been humbled by the resilience, resolve and determination they have shown in innovating and adapting to the challenges of the pandemic.
Small Business Saturday 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate our small businesses and this Conservative government will make sure the UK’s many businesses have the support and skills they need to drive the innovation, growth and job creation we need as we move towards a secure and prosperous future.”