Chamber’s plea to Government to help British businesses grow

Babs Murphy,Chief executive of the North West Lancs Chamber of Commence
Babs Murphy,Chief executive of the North West Lancs Chamber of Commence
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Business leaders have urged the new Government to put business at the very heart of its thinking – and focus on policies that continue to help the private sector grow.

John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “We congratulate David Cameron and the Conservative Party on their election victory.

Government and its agencies must consider the business impact of every decision they take and show that it is serious about valuing enterprise and business success.

Babs Murphy

“The Conservatives now have a clear mandate to take bold and important decisions, and must use it to help British businesses invest and grow. In return, business stands ready to work with the new government to deliver prosperity, jobs and sustained economic growth.”

Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The election of a new Conservative administration provides an ideal opportunity to accelerate the process of change and to present new ideas.

“This Government can help businesses succeed by minimising red tape, especially in areas such as employment and the environment – where it must find better ways of delivering the same outcome– and ensuring a corporate tax regime that is both fair and competitive on a global basis, while continuing to invest in the spending priorities of business such as transport and skills.

“Government and its agencies must consider the business impact of every decision they take and show that it is serious about valuing enterprise and business success.”

Ms Murphy added: “There is no doubt this new Government will have its work cut out. Both the words and deeds of the Conservatives must now demonstrate that they want business to succeed. Get it right and businesses will create the wealth and jobs that produce the tax revenues on which this new Government will depend.

“We have the entrepreneurs and business leaders to rise to the challenge of reinventing our economy and creating high value jobs but they need to be supported.”