Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce hope new Labour government will being stability to business - The Rugby Observer

Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce hope new Labour government will being stability to business

A LEADING business organisation in Coventry and Warwickshire says it will work with every local MP to help deliver economic growth in the region.

Corin Crane, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said he hoped the new Labour government would help to deliver stability after an uncertain period.

And he said businesses across the region were ready to work with MPs in the city and the county to help attract investment, create new jobs and have a positive impact on communities.

He said: “Congratulations to every MP who was elected across Coventry and Warwickshire and, of course, we wish all the very best to those MPs we’ve worked with over many years but no longer hold their seat.

“At a national level, we have a change of Government and there is no doubt that Labour have been pushing a very pro-business agenda in the run-up to the election. It’s vitally important that these sentiments are followed with action.

“The biggest boost to the economy the Government can bring is a sense of stability – backed up with growth focused policies, an industrial strategy and a willingness to listen to and work with businesses and make the UK economy the strongest in the world.

“The past decade has been plagued by uncertainty around Brexit, then Covid and then a series of international events that affect us all here in the UK.

“That said, constant changes at the top of UK Government haven’t helped so a period of stability would be welcome.

“However, we still want a Government that will take bold action to help businesses to grow both domestically and overseas and we want it to bulldoze through some of the barriers to growth in our economy.

“It has made speeding up the planning process a top priority which we welcome and we would urge that this is not just for housing but for employment land and infrastructure too.

“As we said before the election, skills must be high on the list of priorities too but it must be building on the positive start that initiatives such as the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) have made.

“There is a huge amount to be positive about in Coventry and Warwickshire and businesses are ready to work with our MPs and the new Government to help bring investment, growth and jobs but, also, to make sure all of that has a real impact on the communities we are based in.”


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