Times are hard on the High Street and the government is not making life any easier for small businesses with so much confusion and uncertainty caused by its Brexit negotiations.
Today, on Small Business Saturday, we can all show our support for the local businesses that are such an important part of our communities.
I will be out and about across the constituency visiting many of the firms that make such a difference to our community life.
Small Business Saturday was founded in 2013 and is now the biggest annual celebration of small businesses in the UK.
I know that that local firms really appreciate the attention it brings, particularly at this time of year, so please join me in supporting our local businesses today.
I will be visiting cafes, delis, gift shops, law firms, markets and more. These wonderful businesses, many of them family concerns, help make Liverpool Wavertree a great place to live.