Bridget Phillipson Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South
Carlos Cycles, based in Shiney Row, is just one example of the fantastic small businesses we have on our doorstep.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and Small Business Saturday gives us the chance to celebrate their contribution to the local economy through jobs, training and supporting economic growth.
Labour would freeze business rates in 2022/23 to provide retailers with an immediate break; raise the threshold for small business rates relief to £25,000; and scrap business rates, replacing them with a fairer system.
I want to thank Carl for inviting me to visit his great local business.