THE 'uniqueness' that small businesses bring to Basingstoke is being celebrated this weekend.

Small Business Saturday on December 2 highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

Basingstoke Together, Business Improvement District for Basingstoke, has produced posters for more than 40 small businesses in the town centre to display showing off their credentials and their support for small businesses in Basingstoke.

David Rushbrook, chair of Basingstoke Together, said: "Basingstoke Together is proud to work alongside the small businesses across the town centre, celebrating the important role they play in the uniqueness of Basingstoke."

Also on Small Business Saturday, HM Revenue and Customs is also offering help to self-employed workers with a series of free webinars covering tax, record keeping, self-assessment business expenses.