Independent businesses have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. As the nation moves towards lifting remaining restrictions, green local economies and businesses must be financially supported to get them back on their feet.
Greens place huge value on the importance of small, family-run businesses and realise how hard it can be to start and run these enterprises. As we work to develop a more regenerative world economic system, we need to focus on local economies, and businesses, that supports the common good. With ownership rooted in each community.
As Jonathan shares in the video above: “if you spend a pound in a chain store, most of the money leaves the local economy. But if you spend it in an independent shop, it carries on circulating in the local economy”.
By supporting The Green Party (and small businesses in your local economy), you are investing in the #GreenFuture our policies work to create.