'Covid crisis has made people appreciate local business' figures show

Coronavirus restrictions have boosted the nation’s love for UK small businesses with 59 per cent of Brits pledging more support now than before.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 2:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 5:19 pm
Wakefield city centre

Small Business Saturday and American Express research underscores the huge role small firms play backing local communities.

This has prompted a spike in public support with more than a third of us saying we will continue such support as before Covid-19.

Small Business Saturday Director Michelle Ovens said: “This crisis has brought home just how much small firms are at the heart of our communities.

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“It’s no wonder support for Britain’s small businesses is rocketing.

“It’s vital we continue to support small businesses as this crisis continues, which is why we are determined to make this year’s campaign the most impactful ever.”

Any business needing support to apply for lockdown government grants is being urged to get in touch with Wakefield Council – where immediate help is on hand.

The council has so far received over 2,500 applications for the government financial support during the tier 2 and national restriction measures. It has already processed 1,000 of the applications so far.

Anyone requiring help or support, can call Wakefield First and speak to an adviser who can help on 01924 306630.

For further help and support, please visit the council’s website www.wakefieldfirst.com/covid-19.