Ben Launches Bounce Back MK To Highlight Local Businesses In Coronavirus Recovery

Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has launched ‘Bounce Back MK’ aimed at celebrating the success of businesses and individuals who as we exit lockdown.

Non-essential retail shops are now allowed to open as long as they follow the Government’s distancing guidelines as the country eases out of the lockdown which brought a halt to the economy.

It was recently revealed 33,900 jobs had been protected in Milton Keynes by the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, with thousands more benefiting from the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

The local MP also gained cross-party support in Westminster for a letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to announce support for local breweries to ensure they can survive and bounce back from coronavirus.

Ben has been visiting local High Streets in Newport Pagnell, Olney and Wolverton to talk to businesses about how they had adapted to social distancing and support they need to bounce back. He also visited thecentre:mk and intu Milton Keynes shopping centres to see how they had implemented social distancing measures to keep their customers safe.

The MP for MK North commented, “Now is more important than ever to support our local businesses so I would urge everybody to get out and pay them a visit, while of course maintaining the social distancing measures.

“It was excellent to visit MK Biergarten in Wolverton who have done a fantastic job allowing people back in the shop after running a home delivery service through the pandemic.

“MK has a thriving local business community and we all need to support them and help them bounce back as quickly as possible so I’ll continue to visit businesses across MK North over the next few weeks.”

Alongside MK Biergarten in Wolverton, Ben stopped off at the farmers market, Andrew Charles Jeweller and Sizzlers food truck in Newport Pagnell and AC Fashion World in Olney.