Supporting our market traders, sole traders and micro businesses

At the London Assembly Plenary session, Caroline asked questions on support for London’s market traders, sole traders and micro businesses. Market traders are a vital part of London’s economy and culture, especially in areas such as the East End, but also right across the capital.

From the responses to these questions, it's very clear that local authorities need more discretionary funding to help these sorts of businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.

It was also helpful to hear more about the work that the Federation of Small Businesses is doing in London to support smaller businesses, including their #LondonLandlordListen campaign, which you can find out more about here.