“I’m Backing Britain” – A story from Surbiton

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With post Brexit Vote news and uncertainty still in the air we, at Tascoli, have been looking at what can be done to help British business and came across an interesting local story from Surbiton in 1968…

1967 was a tough year for Britain, the Sterling was devalued and this poor economic climate caused many struggles for small businesses. In a bid to help the business they worked for, five young typists at Colt Ventilation and Heating Ltd, a small company in Surbiton, made a New Year’s resolution to work an extra half an hour a day without extra pay. And so the ‘I’m Backing Britain’ campaign was born. Even Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister, pledged his support to the campaign and many more businesses soon joined.

The campaign didn’t last too long, as soon unions began to raise concern about employees working unpaid overtime, but it goes to show what impact a small act can bring. Makes you wonder what little acts we can do to help those businesses who have been effected by Brexit.

Story from: Financial Times


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