Pontypridd MP Launches Cost-of-living Survey for Local Businesses

Written by on 3rd October 2022

Alex Davies-Jones, MP for Pontypridd, has launched a short survey designed for businesses based in Pontypridd and Taff Ely to share how inflation, the cost of living and rising energy prices have affected them.

The survey, which will run from one month through to November 2022, gives RCT businesses a platform to share how they have been affected by the UK’s current economic situation. The survey has been designed in the wake of alarming economic forecasts in recent weeks, with 96 percent of all small businesses saying they are concerned about rising energy costs according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB research also suggests that small businesses working in hospitality, wholesale, retail and manufacturing are most concerned.

Alex Davies-Jones, commenting as the survey went live, said:

“Figures showing how businesses are currently suffering under enormous pressures are deeply worrying. In our area, RCT Council are doing their best under very difficult circumstances to provide support for small businesses in the area, but the truth is we need stronger support here from the UK Government or I fear we will start to see local businesses disappear.

“That’s why I’ve launched today’s business survey. I want to hear from all businesses, large or small, from all corners of Pontypridd and Taff Ely. I’m interested in hearing about how inflation and rising energy prices have affected their trade.”

The ten-question survey can easily be completed here.

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