Chesterfield MP chips in

Toby Perkins received a warm welcome from town fryers Giannis and Maria Florentzidis of Codfella's Fish and Chip Shop, in Chesterfield.
Toby Perkins received a warm welcome from town fryers Giannis and Maria Florentzidis of Codfella's Fish and Chip Shop, in Chesterfield.

CHESTERFIELD MP Toby Perkins visited Codfella’s Fish and Chip Shop to mark National Chip Week.

Mr Perkins received a warm welcome from town fryers Giannis and Maria Florentzidis before discussing the challenges small business and the catering industry are facing.

He said: “Fish and chip shops are a well loved feature of communities and local economies across Britain, so I am delighted to celebrate National Chip Week with Giannis and Maria.”

The Shadow Minister for Small Business, added: “Businesses like Codfella’s are so important to get the jobs and growth we need in our economy.

“With growth flat lining, I am calling on the Government to do more to support small businesses through measures like a temporary VAT cut, a NI holiday for small firms and assistance for more SMEs to get access to finance.”