attends Chamber of Trade business breakfast in Burnham-On-Sea
businesses owners got a chance to quiz Burnham-On-Sea's MP while
munching tea and toast during a business breakfast in the town
on Friday (December 6th).
Chamber of Trade held the successful event in The Princess Theatre's
art lounge with MP Tessa Munt.
the topics discussed were calls for fairer business rates for
small firms in the town centre.
Munt said: "We have to address the fact that shoppers increasingly
buy on the Internet these days, so those traders who have a physical
shop in the High Street should not be penalised with high business
rates but actually encouraged to be there. I would like to see
a re-evaluation of business rates."
discussion points included the Chancellor's Autumn Statement the
day before, initiatives to boost trade in the town centre, and
curbs on 'commercial' charity shops receiving business rate relief.
Burnham Chamber of Trade spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
is one of many events held by the Chamber throughout the year
to give local businesses a voice. It was a great opportunity to
discuss local issues with our MP in an informal setting and we
appreciate the support of all those who attended. We look forward
to holding more events like this in the future."
event was free of charge to members of the Chamber of Trade.
Burnham Chamber of Trade website