Pembrokeshire’s Paul Davies has been helping Senedd members to hear about the latest issues faced by small businesses in Wales.

The local Senedd Member recently hosted a briefing event in partnership with Economic Intelligence Wales and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Wales at the Senedd.

The briefing session gave Senedd Members and their staff the opportunity to be updated on the very latest intelligence and information on the economy and current issues impacting small businesses in Wales.

Mr Davies said:

“Small businesses are continuing to face several challenges at the moment and so it was important to hear from the FSB and Economic Intelligence Wales about some of the ways in which governments here in Wales and in Westminster can better support them.

“The presentations that we received were excellent and the event gave politicians the opportunity to ask questions about how we can better support businesses in our constituencies and regions.”

He concluded: “Whilst the Welsh Government doesn’t have macroeconomic levers, it still has some significant economic levers that can help create conditions for growth in Wales.

“It was clear that more investment is needed in the skills sector, more needs to be done to improve access to finance, and there were also calls for more support to help businesses decarbonise. These are issues that I will continue to raise with the Minister for Economy and urge the Welsh Government to prioritise this going forward.”