Council to consult with businesses on business plan

Merton Council is to meet with businesses to ask them about their views on the council’s budget and business plan proposals.

Leader of the council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis will be at the civic centre on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 6pm – 7pm along with council officers and cabinet members to answer any questions and address concerns business owners may have about the proposals for 2019/20 and the business plan 2019-23.

The meeting is part of the council’s annual consultation with businesses on the financial decisions it has to make to balance the budget and plan for the coming four years.

Merton Council recognises the importance of a vibrant local economy and the role local businesses play in creating jobs and prosperity. The responses to the consultation will all be considered as part of the business plan, which will be finalised at full council on 6 March 2019.

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “I am a small businessman myself and was spokesperson for the Federation of Small Businesses so I understand businesses and how vital they are to the economic success of the borough. As a council we have adopted a business-like approach to our services and to the financial decisions we have to make. So I value greatly all our discussions with the business community especially when we get to hear their thoughts on what we’re doing and how we can continue to make Merton a place that’s business-friendly.”

Press release from Merton Council: 14 January 2019 in businesses.