Jill Hope

Northamptonshire County Councillor for Sixfields - a Lib Dem campaigner working all year round, not just at election time Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Small Businesses’ Category

At first I couldn’t believe my eyes, I though it must be some other town like Nottingham. £3M! £3M to open up a very short stretch of road at the top of Abington Street? Apparently it will ‘provide a vital boost’ to the local economy. The top of Abington Street is a pleasant area with […]

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DO YOU RUN A BUSINESS IN NORTHAMPTON? Do you ever have to phone Trading Standards to ask their advice? Well if you do in future, expect a hefty bill. The Conservative-led County Council has decided to charge business customers £58 an hour for advice. The Liberal Democrats askes them to reconsider. So did the Federation […]

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Call for tougher action on banks

by Jill Hope on 14 March, 2011

AT THE Lib Dem Spring Conference in Sheffield I spoke in the emergency debate: “Tougher Action on Banks and Bonuses.” I spoke about how difficult it can be for small businesses, not only to borrow money from banks, but even to open a business bank account. The high street banks have been persuaded by Government […]

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