Small Business Saturday is here!

6 Dec 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SET TO BOOST UK'S INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

High street and online retailers across the UK are preparing themselves for the seventh annual Small Business Saturday, which will take place on this Saturday 7 December 2019!

A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and to support businesses in their communities. Originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, the campaign was launched in the UK in 2013 where it has grown in popularity and influence year-on-year.

Small Business Saturday 2018 brought in record figures, with £812 million spent in small businesses across the UK on the day. The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Mayor of London were among those publicly supporting the campaign, alongside more than 90% of local councils.

Shop Small

Bath & North East Somerset has a host of popular independent shopping areas, and it is always at its most popular in the run up to Christmas with the addition of Bath Christmas Market! The City of Bath has the best combination of high street, high-end and independent shops that any shopper can desire – all within a short walking distance. There is a host of economic evidence to show that more money spent in local businesses is retained in the local economy, so your pound really does go further.

Visit Bath features some of the various shopping districts the city has to offer as well as 

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Business Rates Discount to Retailers

Bath & North East Somerset Council is continuing to promote the Retail Business Rates Discount; to date around 500 local businesses are benefitting from a 33% saving on their business rates bill. saving a total of £1.6 million pounds. If you think your business may be eliglble for the discount please get in touch today.