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MP encourages residents to "take back the high street"

PICTURED: Dawn and Brent Leader Cllr Butt with the owners of Requinte Brazil in Harlesden

DAWN BUTLER MP, Member of Parliament for Brent Central, spent last Saturday, Small Business Saturday, supporting local independent businesses in Harlesden High Street. Dawn called on residents to back their local high street.

Butler called on residents to "take back their local high street" after news that the past twelve months have been a particularly difficult one for the retail industry. Sales have been negatively affected by a number of factors from the lead up to Brexit, families’ tightening budgets and even this year’s unpredictable weather.

Organisers are hoping to build on last year’s successful Small Business Saturday which generated an estimated £748 million for independent shops up and down the UK.

This year also saw the second Brent Small Business Awards in which local businesses were awarded a host of awards from Friendliest Business, Best Sustainable Green Business and Best Place to Eat and Drink, recognising those businesses that go the extra mile to deliver a quality service to the local community.

Butler said “Our Small Businesses in Brent are the lifeblood of our local community and they continue to provide such a great service often with very little recognition. So it is so important to show our support by ensuring that we continue to shop locally.

"It is fantastic to see just how many independent shops are thriving here in Harlesden, I encourage everyone to come down and get their Christmas shopping done at their local high street.

"But it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth when you see the big shopping giants such as Amazon paying next to no tax whilst local businesses struggle with the costs to stay up and running.

She added that Labour Government plan to implement thorough measures to crack down on Tax Transparency and Enforcement Programme. She added: "We will also put in place our 5 point plan to support Britain’s High Streets. Unlike the Conservatives, we will create a country and an economy that works for the many, not the few.”

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