Council calls on local businesses for views on Business Plan 2012-16

Merton Council is holding a consultation meeting for business ratepayers at the Civic Centre on 13 February 2012 at 6.00pm, and invites any businesses that wish to discuss budget proposals with Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, councillors and officers.

The council is consulting with Business Ratepayers on the Business Plan 2012-16, including the Budget for 2012/13 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2012-16, to give Merton businesses the opportunity to review and comment on the details in the Business Plan.

Details of the proposed Business Plan will be considered by Cabinet on 20 February and posted on the council’s website after the meeting.

‘This is a great opportunity for our local businesses to tell us what they think about budget proposals in the Business Plan,’ said Councillor Stephen Alambritis. ‘The more we know about what our business community thinks about this vital part of our future, the better.’

The outcomes of the consultation will be considered as part of the Business Plan being approved by the council on 7 March 2012.

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Notes to editors
Businesses wishing to attend should register with Jackie Aitken on: 020 8545 3325 or: jackie.aitken@merton.gov.uk.

Those businesses not able to attend should send their comments to Caroline Holland, Director of Corporate Resources at Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX, or email: business.rates@merton.gov.uk, quoting the business name and address.

Press Contact:
Nina Romain
Communications Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654