Levelling up is a great idea but just spending money on new shop fronts doesn’t make them profitable. People need to be able to park near the shops to shop there.

What's more the Conservatives are planning to abolish rate relief for small businesses next April. 

Andy Kelly says "We need a reform of business rates to bring equity between giants like Amazon and local shops. This will create more local jobs.

Only then will we see streets like Drake Street brought back to life.

Andy Kelly wants a fair deal for small businesses

Published and promoted by Paul Rowen on behalf of Andy Kelly (Liberal Democrats for a fair deal for all) both of 144 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1PS

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