10 BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

We often see the slogan "Shop Local" but what are the actual benefits of doing so? Here's what we think.

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1. BETTER FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY

For every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, an estimated 63p stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.

2. BETTER PRODUCTS AND SERVICE

Experiences are often richer and more colourful when you choose local and independent over large-chain and homogeneous. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, many small businesses are now delivering locally too.

3. DOING THE RIGHT THING

Independent business often pay their staff better and pay their fair share of taxes, compared to some tax-dodging multinationals.