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2017 to 2022

As part of the 2015 General Election campaign, NABMA and the NMTF produced a five point Markets Manifesto, which was central to the lobbying activity of both organisations. The content of the manifesto was informed by our members.

We had considerable success in pursuing the issues covered by the manifesto, particularly with regards to business rates and the potential impact of the European Services Directive on different aspects of market operation.

The announcement of the 2017 General Election caught us all by surprise so we have not had the same opportunities to get feedback from our members on a refresh of the Markets Manifesto. However, we with it is important that a new manifesto is published, arguing the case for markets.

The 2017 Markets Manifesto seeks assurances that markets will continue to have a voice in policy making, building on the existing work that we undertake through the Department for Communities and Local Government's Retail Market Forum and the All Party Parliamentary Markets Group.

We have retained two of the issues from 2015, namely the removal of the business rates burden and a review of street trading legislation, but we have included issues that emphasise the challenge of supporting the next generation - in particular, how markets provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

The Markets Manifesto highlights some of the projects that NABMA and the NMTF are currently promoting, including Love Your Local Market, Pitch up for Retail, and the National Youth Market, and highlights the the roles we play in supporting apprenticeships, self-employment, and training hubs.

Click here to download the 2017 Markets Manifesto from NABMA and the NMTF (PDF, 445KB).

NABMA and the NMTF will be raising the issues contained in the Markets Manifesto through our exisiting networks, which include the Department for Communities and Local Government's Retail Market Forum and the All Party Parliamentary Markets Group.

Do you have a comment about the manifesto? We want to hear from you. You can get in touch with NABMA and the NMTF by clicking here.

Graham Wilson OBE
Chief Executive
NABMA
Joe Harrison
Chief Executive
NMTF
   
www.nabma.com
01691 680 713
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www.nmtf.co.uk
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