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Support for small businesses with Pay for Postage Scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1132: tabled on 16 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the need to support small businesses due to the continued impact of covid-19 and lockdown restrictions; welcomes the idea of a Pay the Postage Scheme to help small businesses compete with larger retailers during the lucrative Christmas season; notes that free postage offers from online shopping giants compounds an already difficult climate; further notes that postage paid by the Government would incentivise shoppers to purchase individual items from different, independent businesses and to shop small from home; and calls on the Government to remove the delivery cost burden facing small businesses and introduce this initiative as a way to stimulate traffic to their sites.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.