Richard Benyon has today met with members of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to discuss the outlook for businesses in West Berkshire.
High on the agenda for members of some of the West Berkshire’s leading firms were worries over the Eurozone and the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.
In addressing members concerns, Richard said: “West Berkshire is booming but no one should be complacent. Risks to continued business growth in the Thames Valley include the election of the most anti-business Labour opposition in living memory, the threat to airport expansion in the South East and issues beyond our borders, namely a sluggish Eurozone and the ongoing security situation in the Middle East.”
Following his meeting, Richard said: “I have this morning told the members of the Chamber that they should be incredibly proud of what they are achieving. They need the recovery to continue and this means getting rid of the deficit to reduce regulation still further”.
He continued: “Our long-term economic plan has seen business taxes cut and new incentives to invest. This has helped deliver an unemployment level of 0.9% in West Berkshire, a record number of start-ups and record levels of investment.”