Toby Perkins MP
Shadow Minister for Small Business and Labour MP for Chesterfield

Entries by Toby Perkins MP

Take a Moment to Think on Small Business Saturday

(1) Comments | Posted 6 November 2013 | (11:49)

It was Napoleon who first branded the British 'a nation of shopkeepers', a theme Adolf Hitler returned to 150 years later. But whilst these Anglophobic generals may have meant it as an insult, we British take great pride in our small retailers and jealously guard the variety and diversity they...

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Back Small Business Saturday to Help Our Independent Retailers

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2013 | (09:38)

Britain is rightly proud of its reputation as a nation of shopkeepers. The British value local shops and small businesses for much more than the products they sell. They understand their role as vital hubs which bring communities together.

I ran my own sportswear business before entering Parliament, and as...

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