Survey of ideas to help South Shields small businesses

Below we present 7 ideas we have to help small businesses in South Shields. Please tick one box next to each idea to tell us if you do or don’t like the idea.

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* 1. Reform business rates at national level to help small businesses

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* 2. Local council refunds part of the business rate payment

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* 3. Refurbish properties above shops to make residential properties

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* 4. Legislate at national level to introduce private rent capping

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* 5. Introduce a tax on large supermarkets to be used to fund small business development

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* 6. Local council pays part of a small business’s rent

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* 7. Council buys selected properties in city centre to develop them into new shops/businesses

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* 8. Please give us your own ideas here

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