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Brexit & Beyond: Our Business Manifesto

The Chamber of Commerce network has produced a business manifesto for the 2017 General Election.

The document is co-badged with West & North Yorkshire Chamber and the national umbrella organisation, and stresses the need for the key business issues to be addressed by the main parties, rather than just focusing on Brexit.

Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce says in the document:

“The best Brexit deal imaginable would be of little use if business communities continue to face near-record skills shortages, gridlocked roads, poor digital and mobile connectivity, high upfront taxes and costs, and other constraints resulting from inaction or ignorance in Westminster and Whitehall. UK productivity will only improve by supporting businesses from the ground up.

The document goes on to say that the next government will be judged on five criteria:

• Business Environment: Lower costs, higher skills
• Local Growth: Unlock business growth across all regions and nations
• Infrastructure: Revolutionise physical and digital connectivity
• Trade: Stronger practical support alongside trade deals
• Brexit: The best possible deal between the UK and the EU.

The manifesto is available to download here.

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Written on May 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

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