A Senedd debate on the importance of small businesses has been led by Preseli Pembrokeshire Senedd Member, Paul Davies. Ahead of Small Business Saturday on Saturday 2nd December, Mr Davies encouraged Senedd Members to show their support for small businesses. He also called on the Welsh Government to do more to support businesses by reforming the business rates system, investing in skills and making procurement practices more accessible to smaller businesses.
Mr Davies said, “Small businesses make a huge contribution to the economy and our local communities and so I was pleased to lead a Senedd debate on how we can all better support them. Times are tough and it’s important that the Welsh Government uses the powers it has to address some of the challenges that small businesses continue to face. The Chancellor announced some positive measures to support businesses last week and as the Welsh Government prepares its budget, I hope to see some measures to support businesses in that too.”
He added, “Saturday 2nd December is Small Business Saturday, an annual reminder for us all to shop locally, whenever we can. There are also other ways which we can support local businesses, such as posting a review online, promoting a business on social media or even just recommending a business to family and friends. We can all play a role in helping our small businesses survive and so I urge everybody to support Small Business Saturday and get behind our fantastic local businesses.”