I recently paid a visit to Patriot Games, a collectible card game and tabletop gaming store based in the City Centre, which is run by a constituent of mine.

They’ve been in business 23 years, and employ eight staff including a retail apprentice. He contacted me regarding his issues with bank charges and problems handling cash, a significant issue which has caused them to change banks.

Depositing cash can incur charges of around 0.75%, and for those dealing with large quantities of cash those charges can form a significant cost of doing business.

If you’re a small business owner, or know somebody who is, I’m running a Small Business Survey to find out the views of local entrepreneurs on some of the challenges they face.