Walker welcomes business rates retention pilot

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has happily welcomed good news for Worcestershire, following the announcement from the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) that the county has secured a one year 75% business rates retention pilot scheme that is worth over £4 million of revenue to the County.…

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Support for High Street welcomed as Chancellor cuts business rate bills by a third for small shops

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has praised the Chancellor’s action on business rates in today’s Budget, welcoming the much-needed support for small businesses in Worcester. As part of a £1.5billion pledge to combat the dominance of major online retailers and support local businesses, the Chancellor unveiled £900million in immediate business…

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Walker encourages local businesses to enter FSB Celebrating Success Awards following successful Small Business Saturday

Worcester MP Robin Walker has encouraged local small business owners to enter this year’s Celebrating Success Awards, run by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the UK, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest…

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Support for high street businesses and pubs in Budget 2017 welcomed by Worcester MP

Worcester’s MP Robin Walker has welcomed the support for local businesses announced in yesterday’s Budget. Having tirelessly campaigned for business rate relief and reform throughout his parliamentary career, Robin welcomed the Chancellor’s announcements in the Budget. After the Spring Budget, in which an additional £435million was pledged to support businesses…

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Walker celebrates success of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 as Worcestershire economy achieves highest productivity growth in England

Worcester MP Robin Walker today celebrated the success of the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week. The week highlighted the success of apprenticeships over the last decade, celebrating the positive impact on individuals, businesses and the economy, with the theme ‘ladder of opportunity’. On Friday 3rd March, to mark the start…

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