MP shows support for advice line

The government yesterday announced a restriction to �2 from �100 for fixed odds betting terminals. The region's MPs are happy with the announcement but many in the betting industry believe it will lead to mass job losses and closures

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AN MP has learnt about a debt service for small businesses that can help them stay afloat if problems arise.

Business Debtline is run by the Money Advice Trust and offers confidential freephone and online advice for small businesses on matters such as bailiff and court action and dealing with creditors.

Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond heard about the work of the service during a meeting in Westminster.

She said: ‘There is much publicity and help available for individuals who get into problem debt, but the same issues for businesses is something that is often under the radar and receives less publicity.

‘However, small businesses are the bedrock of our economy and this service is vital in helping companies cope with problems so they can stay in business and continue to employ staff.’

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