Make Commitment a Reality

Caroline Williams, Chief Executive, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

At a time when the Chancellor is finalising his budget,  I would  urge our local MPs to encourage the Government to deliver the pro-growth measures already promised, including non-fiscal measures.

The feedback from Chamber members is that they welcome the Government’s rhetoric around access to finance, reducing the burden of employment regulation, investing in infrastructure and planning reform but are yet to feel the full benefits of these on the ground.

Key actions we would like to see is the Business Bank get off the drawing board; the infrastructure guarantee scheme being opened up further; timescales for major schemes accelerated; planning liberalism delivered; and reform of the labour market to become a more tangible reality for business.

The British Chambers of Commerce have collated pro-business measures which the Government have committed to, their claimed progress and what we feel is the business reality and we urge our local MPs to work with us to make them a reality to assist our Norfolk economy.

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