City MP joins local Chamber of Commerce for 2019 Business Manifesto launch

Worcester MP Robin Walker joined over 50 businesses at Worcestershire County Cricket Club this morning (25th January) for the launch of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business Manifesto. The 2019 Business Manifesto is a collection of Herefordshire & Worcestershire’s key business priorities for local and national government, produced…

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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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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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Robin Walker hails Ofgem’s energy price cap

Worcester MP Robin Walker hailed the announcement made yesterday by independent energy regulator Ofgem which provided full details of the Government’s price cap, and which will come into force on 1st January 2019 after an extensive consultation. For millions of customers, the energy market has not been working effectively. The…

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Affordable credit and debt relief measures in Budget welcomed by Worcester MP

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has welcomed measures announced by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in yesterday’s Budget to support affordable credit and provide a ‘breathing space’ for people in debt. Following the work of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, the Chancellor announced a series of new policies to help households…

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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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