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Retail Trade: Havering

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to assist the retail industry in the London Borough of Havering; and if he will make a statement. (261136)

BERR recognises the positive contribution the retail sector makes to local, regional and national economies.

Through Business Link, the Capital's retail sector, including the retail industry in Havering, can access mainstream Government business support products which encourage increased productivity, skills, innovation and opens up new business opportunities.

The Government are also providing businesses, including retailers, with ‘Real Help Now’ which consists of targeted products and initiatives to help firms during these tough economic times.