So I was actually invited to go the the Prime Ministers house, (Number 10 Downing Street in case anyone had forgotten where he lives) and talk to Niamh Mulholland, Business Engagement Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office, along with twenty businesses from the North West & Yorkshire.
What the hell was I doing at 10 Downing Street?
Well, myself and lots of entrepreneurial people from the industrial North went to visit the PM’s Aide and ask for help with small business. She promised to take our concerns to Mr Cameron. Unfortunately he was a gonner shortly after. I can only hope Mrs May bent her ear.
So here is what everyone wanted.
Well, David Hughes from Barnsley wanted a review of progressive beer duty. Peter Wright wanted digital vouchers to subsidise the cost of growing online. Joe Carnell asked for rate relief on low sugar products. I know my pal over at Naturelly would love this one. Then, Hector Kolonas felt their could be some subsidies to help small business get into co working spaces. Sally Clark felt childcare expenses should be tax deductible. This is one I fully support. Given I can get childcare for free if I choose not to work, why not at least help those who are trying to grow a small business.
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When I’m not gallivanting to Number 10 Downing Street, I work as a creative designer & web developer at Made By Factory. A Manchester Digital Marketing agency, I co-direct with my mate DannyYou can get in touch with me at email@example.com