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Labour’s Contract with Local Businesses: More Support, Cheaper Parking Costs, Boosting Apprenticeships

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Labour on Brighton and Hove City Council have pledged to help local small businesses succeed if elected in May.

Launching the pledges alongside Chris Leslie MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Peter Kyle, Hove and Portslade Labour Parliamentary candidate, Labour Leader Councillor Warren Morgan said:

We want to help local small and medium sized businesses succeed. They are the lifeblood of our local economy and vital to the city’s prosperity.

We listened to local businesses at an event last summer when they said that their time was precious, and dealing with council bureaucracy was costly. We are now pledging to increase the support local businesses can get from the council by providing a dedicated team to help them get their transactions with the council completed swiftly.

We know small businesses and traders find the cost of parking in the city a big problem, so we are saying that if businesses invest in low emission vehicles, we will give them a discount on their trader parking permits. This will also be a positive step to tackle air pollution in the city centre, something the Greens have clearly failed to do.

To help young people get a good start to their careers and tackle local youth unemployment, we want to make a similar offer to any small business that takes on additional apprentices.

Peter Kyle, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Hove and Portslade, said:

Let’s get Hove and Portslade open for business again. Entrepreneurs are the driving force of our local economy and I want to help them succeed.

I set-up a small business in the city myself, so I understand the challenges and barriers to growth - as well as how it is our entrepreneurial spirit which will help create more jobs and provide the apprenticeships we need.

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