A successful economy in which businesses in Suffolk can thrive and grow requires better, but less regulation.
Red tape is hindering the growth and success of business.
The Government has launched a Red Tape Challenge for the public to have their say on the 21,000 regulations that affect every day life in the UK. Industry Leaders want to create a flexible workplace for their employees, but not at the expense to the business. Much needed new planning laws should favour economic development above minority interests.
Suffolk Chamber members share the Prime Minister’s objective to reduce red tape, but are mindful that Government has launched a number of policy decisions about planning procedures which may increase the burden upon business. These changes, proposed or implemented, have the potential to complicate the work of companies and particularly SMEs in our county.
Our three red tape priorities will be:
Red Tape Challenge – we will work the British Chambers of Commerce and our members to raise, address and change any bureaucracy that is hindering the growth of business.
Modern Workplaces – the Chamber will ensure changes and implementation of regulations for leave, flexible working and equal pay are communicated effectively to local business.
National Planning Policy Framework – we support the overhaul of planning policy, but will lobby and champion the need for any new process within the localism agenda to favour business and economic development.