Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, today called on the Welsh government to provide clear information for micro, small and medium-sized businesses in her constituency.
Janet said: “Many micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Aberconwy face an uncertain future as the commitment to hold discretionary rate relief is only until September 2012.
“The discretionary rate relief is the very least we can do to help small and medium businesses in Aberconwy but there is much more we can do to reduce the red tape and bureaucracy faced by small businesses.
“We need to address the key issues facing businesses, such as planning, rates and regulation. There must be more streamlining in these areas so that new-starters can focus on their businesses, and not large amounts of regulatory paperwork.
“There are 8,840 micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Conwy, with 25,835 employees. It is essential for these businesses to be able to plan ahead to put Wales on the road to economic recovery.”
Janet challenged to Minister for Finance and the Leader of the House, Jane Hutt AM, to spell out her long-term plan to help businesses in Conwy.