Tessa attended the Bully Banks’ campaign day in Westminster to show her continued support for local small and medium-sized businesses damaged by appalling misconduct by the high street banks.
Bully Banks is a campaign group of nearly two thousand small businesses across the UK which were damaged by the mis-sale of four products: Interest Rate Hedging Products, (also known as Interest Rate Swap Agreements), fixed rate business loans, Enterprise Finance Guarantees and factoring services.
“It’s absolutely outrageous that thousands of businesses are still suffering because the bankers failed to act honourably. I have written to the Chancellor suggesting he demands that every bank delivers full and fair redress to the thousands of small businesses which have been damaged by their own bank’s inappropriate conduct.Read more
For many years, the majority of holidaymakers’ only experience of Somerset was through a car window as they hurtled down the M5 on their way to our more famous neighbours – Devon and Cornwall.
In recent years, however, this has changed. Thanks to the tireless work of the County’s tourism businesses we all know about Somerset’s friendly locals, our iconic landscape, rich history, vast array of products and events including Cheddar Cheese, Scrumpy Cider, Ales, Strawberries, the Wurzels, Glastonbury Festival, and much more – too many to mention!
Somerset has firmly established itself as a popular destination for domestic and international tourists.
But the scenes that have hit TV screens week after week since just before Christmas have shown catastrophic levels of flooding after the wettest winter for a couple of hundred years.
Minister after Minister has donned welly boots and visited Somerset, and as the floodwaters have risen, they’ve been pledging, with ever-increasing urgency, that they will bring the help, the people and the money that is needed to clear up the mess.Read more