Business reaction to the Queen's Speech

Mary Martin
Director of Marketing | Business West
18th May 2016

Commenting on the 2016 Queen’s Speech, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said:

“Businesses will see the merit in many of the bills announced in the Queen’s Speech, particularly the commitment to high-speed broadband for all households and business premises. If implemented in full and at pace, this could go some way to improving the poor digital connectivity that far too many firms face.

“Yet on most of the issues where business is impatient for action, what’s needed are big decisions – not new legislation.

“Businesses want decisive action to boost aviation capacity, help companies plug skills gaps, and stop the steady drip of new taxes and costs piled on their bottom lines at a time of significant uncertainty.

“Firms want to see bold and decisive steps from government after the EU referendum – whatever the outcome – to help Britain get back to business.”


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