Ask Nailsea – Grants, Investments and Taxes

GroupQuick ReferenceWhat is the idea?Where will it be?Cost?Why do you think we need this in Nailsea?Additional InformationNumber of
consildated responses
Short DecisionCouncil Comments
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESSmall Business GrantsGrants for small businesses to help with employment of local residents. Or grants for small independent businesses set or setting up in the centre of Nailsea Town
Set up grants for new businesses
Nailsea Town Centre100-200,000k. - depends on how much you want to help local little businesses or how many awards you want to give and how much for eachAs a relatively new small businesses I am in need of employing a new staff member but I am currently unable to afford it. Their role will not directly result in the business receiving more income as we are a service provider of a highly qualified position. So the cash flow will not be available until we are a little further on in our growing business. The individual will assist in administrative duties and front of house, so essential in the client journey and support to the qualified staff. The demand for our service is there, we are overbooked! This must be the case for other small set ups? Also, this would help someone get a job, being more people (staff) to the centre resulting in more money being spent in other local businesses.3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. This is not something that can be funded by the capital Receipts
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESInvestmentUnless there are compelling ideas for spend, don't just just spend it because you have a windfall. Invest it and save for when a really compelling need arises or even use the interest from the investment to contribute to genuine, needy causes. Prudent use will accord the best long term use of this cash.Nowhere. Invest it.NothingNA1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESCouncil TaxReduce the council tax. A one off equal to the amount you have accumulated by selling an "asset" What was the asset that was sold - land perhaps? Hopefully not for building more houses that our infrastructure can't support.
Reduce the precept
Take off the money added to our Council tax bills for the 'running' of Nailsea Town Council. With food, energy bills rising this money would be better spent on food and heating which will 'hit' all in the town.
NAThe equivalent of the reductionThe rise in the cost of living. It would benefit every single local tax payer It would not cost much by way of administration.3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESFinancial SupportTo financally support local people on low incomes1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESDonate to Red CrossDonate this money to the International Red Cross as a gift from the people of Nailsea. With so much suffering because of wars, 'natural' disasters because of climate change. I am sure this money would be put to better use than any 'trivial' project for the people of Nailsea who are fortunate to live in peace and 'relative' comfort.NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:20 am