Supporting Local Business

I visit local businesses regularly, listening to their concerns and supporting them as they grow our local economy. I support business, recognising that their success grows our economy, creates job, and pays large sums in tax which the Government is then able to spend on our crucial public services. By working with business we have already reduced unemployment in Northampton North by 51% since 2010 and we will continue to build on this work.

I have worked hard to secure more funding to support businesses in our area and I am pleased that the Government has made up to £25 million available for Northampton to invest into digital, culture and infrastructure. This funding will be used to support wealth and job creation in the town.

I firmly believe that high streets still have a role to play in modern society and I will continue to fight for investment in our town.

News

Michael Backs Small Businesses in Northampton

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign designed to highlight the importance of small businesses in the community as well as providing them an economic boost on the day itself - which this year fell on Saturday, 1st December.

Michael Supports Retail in Northampton

As part of Great British High Street week I visited several retail stores in Northampton. I went to Weston Favell Shopping Centre and St Giles’s Street to meet shopkeepers and show my support for British retail.

Michael Reports: Employment at Highest Rate Ever!

Figures released this month by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that unemployment has once again fallen.

In Northampton North there are 1,586 fewer claimants of unemployment benefits than in March 2010- a huge decrease of 58%.