Worcester’s High Street is Strides Ahead – Walker welcomes increased footfall from Christmas trading period

Worcester’s MP, Robin Walker has welcomed positive news from Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) that Worcester bucked the national trend, and saw an increase in footfall during the busy Christmas retail period. Increasing footfall when most cities have faced a significant decline is a huge achievement for Worcester, which enjoyed…

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Worcester MP hails £3million of funding for Culture and Creativity

Robin Walker MP has welcomed the news that Worcester will receive £3 million from the government’s Cultural Development Fund to help drive local economic growth through investment in culture, heritage and the creative industries, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced today. Worcester Cultural Partnership will use the funding to restore…

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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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Worcester MP hails successful Festival of Business

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, visited the Worcestershire Hour Festival of Business last Friday held on Worcester’s High Street and in the Guildhall. The Festival of Business was organised by Worcestershire Enterprise Limited, the social enterprise behind the twice weekly phenomenon on Twitter known as #WorcestershireHour. In addition to their main sponsor Sanlam UK…

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