Dawn Bowden MS is encouraging people across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney to shop local this Small Business Saturday, and in the run up to Christmas.
Saturday the 4th of December marks this year’s Small Business Saturday.
The campaign aims to make a positive lasting impact on small businesses, which are more important than ever this year.
The Welsh Labour Government has supported small businesses throughout the Coronavirus pandemic by providing the most generous and comprehensive package of assistance anywhere in the UK, with £1.7bn plus invested on Welsh schemes.
Back in June, the Welsh Labour Government extended the full 100% discount for all businesses and charities in the leisure and hospitality sectors until April 2022. Retailers in properties with a rateable value of up to £500,000 will also continue to receive full discounts on their rates for the remainder of the year.
Member of the Senedd for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Dawn Bowden MS, said:
“Our High Streets and Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. Throughout the pandemic, our small businesses have gone above and beyond to sustain our local communities through what has been an incredibly difficult time, whether that’s been by adapting to manufacturing hand sanitiser or PPE or delivering goods to those who have been shielding.
“They have been there for us and now we need to be there for them.
“By spending a small amount in businesses in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney you can help grow the economy, create local jobs in our communities and help to make sure that our local shops continue to be the backbone of our high-streets.
“So this year, more than any other, please shop local”