Council to consult with businesses on business plan

Merton Council is to meet with businesses to ask 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 14 February, along with council officers to answer questions from business owners about the business plan proposals.

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 28 February 2018.

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “As someone who runs a business myself and as a former spokesperson for the Federation of Small Businesses, I understand how vital they are to the economic success of the borough.

“As a council we have a business-like approach to our services and to the financial decisions we have to make. So I value greatly all our discussions 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.”

The consultation meeting will take place on 14 February at Merton Civic Centre in Morden in committee rooms B&C, at 6.00pm