‘Help small busi­nesses’

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FAMILY MEMORIES -

THE next gov­ern­ment was urged to­day to give its sup­port to small busi­nesses. All the par­ties have set out ways in which they want to help economies in in­di­vid­ual re­gions grow. The Fed­er­a­tion of Small Busi­nesses has pro­duced its own man­i­festo, which calls for more im­prove­ment to in­fra­struc­ture such as road net­works. It also wants to see changes to the way the pub­lic sec­tor awards con­tracts, giv­ing more weight­ing to firms that are based in the lo­cal area. Andy Wil­lox, con­vener of Scot­tish pol­icy at the FSB who is based in Aberdeen, said: “79,000 jobs in the last 10 years have been cre­ated by small busi­nesses. “They are in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant to the econ­omy.”

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