The Mayor must support small businesses to boost the West Yorkshire economic recovery

The Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) has published a manifesto for the Mayoral Election being held on 6 May. The manifesto, which is being sent to the West Yorkshire Mayoral candidates, states that the post-COVID recovery in West Yorkshire will be led by small businesses. To be successful, the first directly elected Mayor for West Yorkshire must support small businesses. The manifesto outlines 14 ways the Mayor can do this and also calls for small businesses to be considered in all big economic decisions.

The FSB is the UK’s largest business organisation. In West Yorkshire there are over 4,500 FSB members. The FSB is a cross-party, non-partisan member-led organisation whose mission is to create the best environment for businesses to start up and thrive in.

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