PRESELI Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb has urged the county’s shoppers to think local as part of the nationwide campaign, Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday takes place this Saturday (Dec 1).

Celebrating its sixth year, it is a grass roots, non-commercial campaign, highlighting small business success, and encourages consumers to shop locally and support small businesses.

Mr Crabb has been a vocal supporter of fairer taxes for shops on the high street competing against online giants. He recently highlighted the fact that bookshops pay on average 11 times more total tax than Amazon on the same £100 of turnover.

This weekend, he will be visiting local businesses promoting the county’s unique and diverse small businesses.

Mr Crabb said: “Pembrokeshire is home to many brilliant small shops and businesses and this Christmas is the perfect opportunity to rediscover what’s on offer on our own doorstep. When we spend money in a local shop, we’re supporting local families and keeping money in our communities.

“It’s not only at this time of year that we should support them however, these businesses are the backbone of the local economy 365 days a year.

“High streets in England have been supported with business rates being cut, but this needs to be done in Wales. Welsh Government should follow this example and give our high streets a welcome boost.”

To find out more visit the Small Business Saturday website