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Today MP Steve McCabe is backing local independent businesses across his constituency as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday.

Five million independent stores are hoping to benefit from “Small Business Saturday”, when retailers, local authorities and large sponsors team up to promote small businesses, which account for almost two in every three shops in the UK.

Some local authorities have suspended parking regulations for the day and there have been sponsored advertising slots on prime time TV and other media to promote independent shopping.

This is a key shopping day in the year in the run-up to Christmas and the MP is encouraging local people to shop locally in small firms as part of Small Business Saturday and aims to give a long-term boost to trade and a lift to the high streets.

Independents named on his website include local Indian restaurant, Dilshad; motor repair garage, Tyreco; independent wine store, Stirchley Wines and Spirits, the recently opened P Café in Stirchley and Vegan Shop in Kings Heath.

Steve McCabe said that he is proud to have such a choice of local unique and independent businesses in his constituency. We should do all we can to thank them for the vital contribution they make to the local economy, adding to the local community and boosting diversity on the High Street.

He hopes to build on the success achieved with Small Business Saturday in the last two years and believes the campaign is a great way of raising awareness and helping boost trade in the run up to Christmas.

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