Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Lord Ashcroft | Lord Ashcroft: Carswell has a 32-point lead over the Tories in my Clacton poll

    • source icon
    • 14:30
  • My Clacton by-election poll: UKIP 56%, CON 24%, LAB 16%, LDEM 2%, Others 2%. Ful...

    • source icon
    • 14:30
  • LabourList | Eddie Izzard commits to running for “Parliament or Mayor” by 2020

    • source icon
    • 14:25
  • Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

    • source icon
    • 14:25
  • Peter Kellner | Scottish independence: the noes might have it, but for how long?

    • source icon
    • 14:24
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

British Chambers of Commerce

Press Release British Chambers of Commerce

Press Releases

British Chambers of Commerce: BCC comment ahead of Nick Clegg speech

British Chambers of Commerce press release

Commenting ahead of the Mansion House speech being made by the Deputy Prime Minister this evening, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

"The Deputy Prime Minister is right to encourage stronger growth in the UK regions. Not only will this help to create a sustainable economy, but it will also stimulate and grow the amazing, innovative and often, world leading businesses which I see week in, week out around the country. There are hundreds of hard-working companies across the UK, who are determined to play their part in exporting and creating local jobs and growth. But with the right support from government to create an environment of enterprise, they can go even further to driving a lasting economic recovery. Businesses tell us they are still facing huge difficulties around the availability of growth finance, sourcing practical help to sell their goods overseas, and finding the right skills that respond to their needs.

"Chambers of Commerce are local, resilient bodies that are pro-active in their communities, and are on hand to support businesses as they drive growth at a local level. But there are some decisions that can be taken nationally, that will immediately inject growth into the regions. Investment in the UK's road network would boost employment, support local construction and underpin local economies more generally. Direct investment in much-needed new housing would create jobs and benefit a large number of UK-based companies through locally sourced supply chains. And lastly, freezing business rates would help the many companies out there that are trying to cope with the ongoing difficult business conditions they are faced with. It is unacceptable that businesses should face a relentless increase in rates to pay for a freeze in council tax, at a time when businesses need all the support they can get to grow and create jobs."

Latest on this story

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |



Latest on Tax