Eastleigh Lib Dems demand more support for small businesses

Lib Dems in Eastleigh have demanded the Government offer more support to hundreds of small local businesses in the area who are facing soaring energy bills.

Proposals by the party would include grants of up to £50,000 to help small businesses cope, giving them a lifeline to keep their doors open.

Under the package, businesses would be able to apply for grants covering 80 per cent of the increase in energy bills for a year. cont)