Haverhill goes to the House

Haverhill goes to the House

17 Apr 2012

Businesses in Haverhill had a voice at the top table at Westminster just days before the Chancellor's Budget last month.

Members of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting at the House of Commons to discuss key business issues with Members of Parliament. Representatives from Genzyme Ltd, IFF, and Carisbrooke Developments attended the West Suffolk Parliamentary Chamber Business Leaders' Dinner organised by Haverhill, Newmarket and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce.

Hosted by Member of Parliament for West Suffolk Matthew Hancock and Member for Ipswich Ben Gummer, the key dinner was held to give firms the chance to discuss key issues directly with the Chamber and MPs.

Chair of Haverhill Chamber Sarah Howard, who is also a Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Board Member said "The dinner gave businesses direct access to local MPs and the chance to discuss key issues directly affecting their businesses at Westminster.”

“We pushed our MPs on the need for the budget to put business first, the A1307 and the effect on businesses of corporation tax and fuel prices.”

“Therefore, we were encouraged that the issue of corporation tax was addressed by the Chancellor, but we will continue to push for something to be done about fuel duty, which is deeply concerning to many of our members.”

Dr Christopher Homan, Senior Director, Quality at Genzyme Ltd, attended the meeting. He said: “This was my first meeting and I was hugely impressed with the vigour with which the members of the Chamber of Commerce pressed the MPs on the specific issues of Haverhill and the wider East Anglian community, including transport links, opportunities for young workers and need for meaningful vocational training.”

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