SANDRA WHITE MSP ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY

SNP MSP for Glasgow, Sandra White, has offered their support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

Sandra White will be visiting small businesses across the constituency this weekend as part of Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is now in its sixth year in the UK, and in 2017 an estimated £748m was spent with small businesses on the first Saturday of December.

Figures from the Scottish Government show there are 17,935 of small enterprises across Glasgow – contributing £7.3m to the local economy.

Through the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme, 10,793 in Glasgow will benefit from a cap to their business rates bills for the next four years. The planned expansion of the scheme means that local businesses, including hotels, will see rates capped at a maximum of 12.5% in real terms each year until 1st April 2022.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Glasgow Sandra White said:

“Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity for us to show how much we value local businesses in Glasgow.

“With Christmas just round the corner, people should use Small Business Saturday to get out and support the local high street.

“Small businesses are invaluable to the local economy here in Glasgow, supporting jobs and growth in our communities.

“It’s fantastic to see 10,793  small businesses in Glasgow benefiting from the SNP’s Small Business Bonus Scheme.

“I will continue working to support local business and encourage enterprise in the area, helping to create opportunities for employment wherever possible.”

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