Helping our Local Shops & Businesses

West Oxfordshire is a thriving area with many small businesses and I will word hard to ensure our thriving local economy continues to grow, providing even more good jobs for local people.

I have championed West Oxfordshire businesses since becoming your MP, meeting with over 80 local business owners both in the constituency and Parliament, have hosted events honouring our innovative local companies and become the chair of the All-Party Group for Small and Micro Businesses.

These companies are the lifeblood of our local economy, and it is essential that West Oxfordshire continues to be the hub of businesses, from table-top operations to international world-beaters.

I have been working hard on behalf of our local businesses - part of this has been revolving around the issue of business rates.  I lobbied Government to ease pressures of rates rises by introducing a relief fund - I am pleased that this has been listened to and is helping many businesses across West Oxfordshire - learn more about this here.

News

Robert Hails Success of Campaign to End Late Payments

Robert said: "Small businesses across West Oxfordshire will be delighted with the measures announced yesterday to ensure that small businesses get paid quickly - ending the unacceptable culture of late payment.

Robert Meets With Small Business Commissioner

Robert said: "If you own or have owned a small business, you’ll know that late payment can be a massive problem for you, not just in terms of cashflow but sometimes in terms of the future of your business.

Robert Visits the Rooflight Company

Robert said: "Thank you to the Rooflight Company for welcoming me to their offices in Shipton-under-Wychwood to learn more about their business.

Robert Joins WOBA Award Dinner to Celebrate Business Success

Robert said: "Honoured to attend the superb West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) dinner to celebrate the phenomenal success of business in West Oxfordshire. Our area is filled with thriving, innovative businesses which I am proud to say are going from strength to strength.