Local businesses urged to take part in online survey

Angus MP Mike Weir has encouraged local businesses to take part in a survey organised by Citizens Advice Scotland to investigate the extent and impact of higher delivery charges to Scotland.

The organisation has long campaigned against the “Postcode Penalty” that individuals and businesses face in getting goods delivered to many areas of Scotland. They have launched a special online survey for businesses in Scotland allowing them to have their say so that they can assess the extent of the problem.

Commenting on the survey Mr Weir, who has campaigned against these higher charges, said: “Many businesses in Scotland, particularly in rural areas such as Angus, find themselves disadvantaged when ordering goods as delivery companies often impose higher charges for rural areas of Scotland. This is often done by using postcode areas which makes the situation even worse since in rural areas these often cover fairly large geographical areas.

“CAS are especially interested to hear the views of small businesses based in rural Scotland and this is an excellent opportunity for businesses in rural Angus to join with others throughout Scotland to put pressure on the delivery companies and government to take action.”

Businesses are encouraged to take part at www.surveymonkey.com/s/DeliveryCosts. The survey is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14.