Take action and get support

Early into the Covid-19 crisis I formed a community project called Teesside Community Action group. I understood very early on, our communities would find themselves in significant need and the best way to tackle that need would be to support people to support each other. We created Teesside Community Action group which produced support and advice to many new groups and people wanting to take … Continue reading Take action and get support

Use returned £1.9bn “coronavirus relief” for small businesses and to bring new life back to the High Street

The £1.9bn “coronavirus relief” returned by supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda should be used to support small businesses, says Labour’s Tees Valley Mayor candidate, Jessie Joe Jacobs, on small Business Saturday (5 December). Around £1.9bn in relief has been paid back to the Treasury by supermarkets. The move followed the news that Tesco paid out £315m in shareholder dividends in October – despite claiming … Continue reading Use returned £1.9bn “coronavirus relief” for small businesses and to bring new life back to the High Street