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Broadband pledge as firms mark Small Business Saturday

Help for local retailers, such as faster broadband, has been announced by the government as the UK marks Small Business Saturday.

Ministers pledged to spend £100m on internet connections to mark the UK's first celebration of small firms.

It aims to encourage spending in local shops, which provide almost two thirds of private sector employment.

BBC London's Nicola Ford spoke to businesswoman Harriet De Wolf, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, Rebecca De Jager from Hugo's Workshop and Stuart Emerson from the Federation of Small Businesses.

  • 07 Dec 2013
  • From the section London