Business Booster – Calling on the Government to Act

We Are Weymouth BID is joining with hundreds of partners to urge the government to take action and provide support to Weymouth’s businesses, in light of Plan B.

The campaign calls for business rates relief, an extension to VAT reduction, and grants to support businesses and the freelance and self-employed community. 

The campaign is being led by Croydon BID and is backed by The BID Foundation, British BID’s, the Association of Town and City Management, British Beer and Pub Association and many BIDs throughout the country.

Matthew Sims, CEO of Croydon BID and Founder of the Business Booster campaign said: “It is baffling and alarming that our Chancellor is doggedly sticking to measures which are out of date and out of touch with the stark and desperate reality retail, hospitality and leisure are facing. Without swift intervention, many businesses will be faced with closures, layoffs and cutbacks masking the significant financial support Government has ploughed into these sectors during the pandemic a woeful waste of money.”

Dawn Rondeau, Chief Operations Officer at We Are Weymouth BID said: “Just as businesses were starting to recover from the impact of the pandemic, they have faced another blow in light of the Plan B announcement, facing significant uncertainty at what is an important time of the year for a number of sectors. We join with partners in urging the government to provide support and assurance for business and continue to support businesses throughout Weymouth.”