Business

Small Business Saturday

A word from the Sadiq Khan – a day when we can all show our support for the independent and locally-run shops, cafes, restaurants and other small businesses that make our city so great.

This year, our small businesses need us more than ever. In particular those in retail and hospitality, and others who rely on in-person customers, have had a really tough year.

There are many ways to support a local or small business:

  • Shop local 
  • Shop independent 
  • Shop online with local makers
  • Post about your favourite shops on social media
  • Leave them good reviews
  • Attend online classes and events
  • Pay for things now and enjoy them later at payitforward.london.gov.uk

STAY SAFE WHEN YOU’RE OUT AND ABOUT

The news of the vaccine is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us. But until it’s rolled out, we have to follow the Tier 2 rules to keep cases in our city down. 

If you’re out shopping this weekend, remember to do it safely. Plan ahead and go at the quietest times, avoiding rush hour on public transport. Wear a face covering. Keep a safe distance from others – at least 2 metres. Learn more about the tier 2 rules and how to stay safe.

We are out of lockdown and a vaccine is on the way, but this pandemic is far from over. If there’s a local business you want to see survive through Christmas, make sure you do what you can to support it. 

I’m committed to fighting for London’s businesses, and I’m doing everything in my power to support them. If you’re a business owner, visit my London Business Hub for free, personalised support to help your small business navigate whatever comes next.

Together, we’ll get through this.

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