Business Survey

Please use the space below to let me know if there are any local or national issues that you want to raise with me.

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-27 22:16:06 +0100
    I've just taken Tom Brake MP's Business Survey.
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:25:57 +0100
    Q: What is the name of your business?
    A: Deetangles
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:25:42 +0100
    Q: What is your annual turnover?
    A: Less than £20,000
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:25:13 +0100
    Q: How many employees do you have?
    A: 0
  • answered no 2014-08-27 19:25:02 +0100
    Q: Have you created a new position and/or taken on a new employee in the last 12 months?
    A: no
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:24:52 +0100
    Q: If no to the previous question, why not?
    A: Inconsistent cashflow
  • answered no 2014-08-27 19:24:39 +0100
    Q: Do you intend to take on more staff in the next 12 months?
    A: no
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:24:30 +0100
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to growth that you are facing?
    A: Inconsistent cashflow
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:24:13 +0100
    Q: What is the one thing the Government should do to help your business?
    A: …
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:23:13 +0100
    Q: How many apprentices do you employ?
    A: 0
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:23:04 +0100
    Q: What is the biggest barrier to taking on new apprentices?
    A: An apprentice wouldn't benefit my business
  • answered yes 2014-08-27 19:22:26 +0100
    Q: Have you heard of the Coalition Government's Apprenticeship Grant for Employers, giving businesses in England up to £1,500 to take on a young person as an apprentice?
    A: yes
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:22:12 +0100
    Q: Would you consider taking this offer up if you had more information?
    A: No - I would not consider taking this offer up
  • answered yes 2014-08-27 19:21:59 +0100
    Q: Did you know that the Coalition is giving businesses a £2,000 cut in their Employer National Insurance Contributions, meaning a business can employ one more person on a salary of £22,400, or four people on the minimum wage, without paying any extra NIC?
    A: yes
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:21:43 +0100
    Q: Do you think Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, is doing a good job?
    A: Not sure
  • answered no 2014-08-27 19:21:31 +0100
    Q: Would you be interested in meeting Tom Brake MP to discuss how the Government is helping businesses or could help businesses?
    A: no
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:21:23 +0100
    Q: What is the one thing that Liberal Democrats could do to help you employ an apprentice?
    A: I work alone I woulnt be able to employ an apprentice unless I had my own salon which isn’t viable as I can’t afford to open my own salon due to lack of funds and funding that’s avaliable to me.
  • answered yes 2014-08-27 19:19:22 +0100
    Q: I keep local businesses up to date with local and national business developments by email. Would you like to be added to the list?
    A: yes
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:19:11 +0100
    Q: If yes to the previous question, please provide your email.
  • answered 2014-08-27 19:18:45 +0100
    Q: Please use the space below to let me know if there are any local or national issues that you want to raise with me.
    A: Rosehill has a serious alcohol and drug problem and seems to be getting worse each week as a resident and a business owner in this area I think it makes the area come across as run down place and puts people off, of coming to the area.. especially when you have the local addicts sitting on the corner opposite a giant 99p shop which has opened to most residents horror we where all hoping for maybe a big chain coffee shop or a nice place to eat like nandos or tgi something that would attract people to the area not a 99p shop that quite frankly has a load of rubbish in.
    All funding has been cut for the drug and alcohol services that where avaliable to those in need of help which isn’t just in our borough.
    As a wife to a husband who’s been through addiction and come out the other side with the help of the authorities and various other organization’s which he still attends, I feel that’s it’s vital that groups and support are avaliable easily to these member’s of the community that need it. And a continued support programme is followed again not only in our borough but all over the UK.
    Rehabilitation funding has been cut.
    Various AA CA NA (non profitable orgabizations) groups have folded due to lack of funds and people attending, this is a brilliant service that costs the government nothing and they ask for nothing however if people are not pointed in the right direction with the right help then how will they ever survive let me add this isn’t a service just for addicts they are for family member to. Up until 4 years ago when I met my husband I as a person who’s does not sufer from addiction I had no idea about such services.
    Lastly funding has been cut for those who are in recovery and would like re train and get there life on track and gain a qualification.

    Mayne not important to some but just an observation of mine on our area and others across the UK.

    Lastly as a parent to 2 young children that live in rosehill I won’t even let them go to the shop alone due to the amount of unsavoury characters hanging around the off licenses and benches. If I sit in my car for 10 mins I can see various drug deals happening… where are the police oh again there funding has been cut too hasn’t it ? This area could be so lovely however it’s seems like no one really cares about it…
    It looks scruffy run down and quite frankly if I could move out of the area I would this isn’t a nice place to bring children up at all!
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