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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Queen's Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s speech, Dr Brian Sloan, Head of Business and Economic Policy at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech, outlining the legislative programme up to Autumn 2011, contains no surprises. Businesses will undoubtedly welcome the move to block the proposed increase in employers’ national insurance contributions.

"The programme also includes a number of opportunities for businesses to innovate and grow as the Government seeks to encourage low carbon energy production, investment in high-speed broadband and high-speed rail. These are important to ensure that the UK remains internationally competitive and develops a low carbon economy.


"For entrepreneurial businesses, this programme will be seen as one of opportunity. The full details will be released in time, but the Chamber will lobby hard to ensure that the interests of Greater Manchester are represented and that the best possible environment is created for businesses to innovate and create much needed private sector jobs.”

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