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Margot James MP hosts Staffordshire round table meeting

Margot James, Minister for Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility and MP for Stourbridge, has held a regional round table debate in recognition of Small Business Saturday. 

The event was attended by FSB Regional Chairman for Staffordshire & West Midlands, John Poole, who outlined a number of key issues which present barriers to small business growth, including:

• Bank Branch Closures/rural Post Office facilities 
• VAT issues 
• Making Tax Digital 
• Supply chain issues - including late payment for 2nd, 3rd tier suppliers
• Need to provide future funding for the Growth Hub post Brexit
• Need to simplify the range of support services available
• Town Centre Parking (fees and availability)