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Lets help Wokingham Town Centre

November 22, 2015 6:57 PM
By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

Clive Jones (Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate in 2015) and Wokingham Liberal Democrats are backing a call from Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron MP, for more help for small businesses. In a major speech "Investing in the Future" Tim has proposed a series of policies, that would benefit small businesses and enterprise everywhere in the country - including Wokingham.

The Lib Dem Leader put forward three key ways to help small businesses:

1. Give real teeth to the Small Business Commissioner, such as the power to fine large companies who regularly fail to pay their bills on time.

2. Continue the review of Business Rates aimed at saving small businesses money. Danny Alexander set up the review when he was in the Treasury but it has been dropped by George Osborne.

3. Champion local banking, to help entrepreneurs borrow and invest in their own community.


Tim Farron

Clive Jones said: "Small business in Wokingham has a voice and a friend in the Liberal Democrats. Business people in Wokingham tell me that they want to see business rates made fairer. This came over loud and clear when the Lib Dems put their ideas for the Wokingham town centre regeneration to local traders. I took the message back to the party, and with others have worked to make this part of Lib Dem policy."

Party leader Tim Farron says: "The liberal spirit is the entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurs are natural liberals. Dealing with bank lending, improving broadband and cutting business rates are among the policies that business wants and the Liberal Democrats offer.

"While the Conservatives stand for big business and Labour have given up any pretence of caring about business at all, the Liberal Democrats offer a voice for the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

"Our High Streets are crying out for help; the Liberal Democrats will offer that assistance and will keep fighting for businesses."