THE opinions of some of the borough’s top business bosses have been sought by Lorely Burt with a view to getting the government to do more to help them in the recession.
The MP for Solihull, the Liberal Democrats’ spokeswoman on small businesses, has canvassed the views of the top 20 employers.
“The picture in Solihull is varied,” she said. “It’s not all gloom and doom - some companies are holding up very well, but certain sectors, like construction and motor manufacturing and its suppliers, are experiencing difficult times.
“However, people can’t buy houses or cars unless they can get access to finance, and I have been lobbying government hard to exert more influence to get banks lending again.
“If they won’t, those who have received taxpayers’ help should be nationalised.”
Mrs Burt also said she was concerned to hear of the withdrawal or reduction of trade credit insurance suffered by companies in the borough.