By Gideon Bull, Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth
The Haringey business family has been badly hit over the past few months. Your Labour Council has been straining every sinew to help – from working with businesses to help them access business rates relief and grant support, to supporting and promoting both Black Pound Day on 27th June and Independents’ Day on 4th July.
The Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant are an invaluable part of Haringey’s business community and we have worked tirelessly to support businesses to access these grants and where possible, within Government guidance, have supported both venue hire businesses and the creative sector. We are also supporting shared workspace businesses, charity shops and nurseries through our local Discretionary Grant Fund, but there is still more that we want to do.
Haringey Labour cherishes its rich and diverse business economy and this is why we were proud that Haringey Council was the first local authority in the country to support Black Pound Day. This weekend, I joined my colleagues across the borough visiting small, independent businesses as part of Independent Business Day. Small businesses are the lifeblood of Haringey’s economy and we are urging any business that is struggling to get in touch as you may be eligible for further support. Haringey Labour is committed to working with residents, businesses and Haringey Council to support the Haringey economy to meet the challenges that lie ahead.