Promoting business

I want a new fairer deal for small businesses. They are the commercial lifeblood of Cornwall providing the majority of employment. We must support them and promote them.

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    Carbon Free Cornwall - My Suggestions

    As Cornwall Council considers what should be in the plan to be Carbon Free by 2030 I thought it would be of interest to set out each week some of the ideas and opportunities that could be grasped to help achieve this worthy ambition.

    Derek asks Minister to help small businesses achieve net zero

    In the Commons Chamber today I pressed the Government to consider how we can make interest-free loans available to small businesses to retro-fit their buildings and install renewable energy technologies such as the fund that enables publicly-owned buildings to become more efficient.

    Derek's call for extra bank holiday falls on 'tin ears'

    A CALL by West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas for an extra Bank Holiday next year to help those adversely affected by a shift to the early May date to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day has fallen on ‘tin ears’.

    Meet Megan our apprentice! #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

    This week (4-8 March) is National Apprenticeship Week, celebrating the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy – and one young person who has definitely benefitted from this type of training is a 16-year-old from Penzance.