James Brokenshire has welcomed a wide variety of Sidcup and Bexley businesses to Parliament for a special Bexley Business Briefing. Attendees posed questions on Brexit to Robin Walker MP, Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union and heard from James on how Government is working to support the growth of businesses.
With Brexit a subject of interest to a number of Bexley businesses, in terms of imports, exports, employment and skills, the Minister gave an insight into how the Government is working to get the best possible deal for the UK and to ensure a smooth and successful withdrawal from the European Union.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss the changes announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. The proposals presented to Parliament last week aim to provide greater stability and certainty for businesses and confirm the reduction in Corporation Tax to 17% by the end of the Parliament and reform of business rates.
Commenting following the event, James said:
“With such a diversity of businesses from a range of different industries and sectors in Bexley, it was fantastic to be able to spend time speaking to business owners about their concerns and ambitions for the year ahead.”
“There were some clear messages around the need to push for better broadband connections in Bexley and a broad welcome around the Government’s plans to invest £23bn in UK infrastructure, including roads and transport links, over the coming years.”