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General Election

📢Breaking News – General Election Announced📢
Initial Statement: This General Election must focus on the best ways for Suffolk, and the country, to prosper.
After five years of Chamber campaigning on the evidenced need for significant infrastructure improvements, sustained economic investment in skills for the future and wholesale business tax reform, Suffolk Chamber’s 15-point General Election manifesto sets out our business communities’ policies for a sustainable and prosperous county.
We will be holding all Parliamentary candidates in Suffolk to account as to their level of support for Suffolk’s incredible businesses throughout the election period and beyond.
Stay tuned for the launch for our General Election manifesto, as we share these insights with our members, ensuring everyone knows where candidates stand on infrastructure, business tax, and skills development.
Informed campaigning and decision-making: it’s what we do.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating for the needs and interests of the Suffolk business community. We understand the challenges that local businesses have faced, particularly since the start of the pandemic, and the importance of clarity and support from their Parliamentary representatives.

Analysis of the most recent Suffolk Chamber Quarterly Economic Surveys show that many key business indicators (such as sales, orders, investment, cash flow, turnover and profitability) are generally lower than at any time since the start of the pandemic. 

With the election being a critical event that shapes the future of our economy, it is essential for local businesses to be well-informed about the potential impact on our business environment and ensure clarity as to what to expect from their local Parliamentary representatives over the next four or five years.

In the coming year, your Chamber looks forward to ensuring the Suffolk business communities' voice is heard and its needs addressed as we navigate the challenging economic landscape. This page will aim to provide you with an overview of the actions from the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the expectations we have of potential representatives.

Follow the Chamber's LinkedIn page for the latest updates and news about the General Election.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce General Election Manifesto

Suffolk Chamber’s 15-point General Election manifesto sets out our business communities’ policies for a sustainable and prosperous county. We will be holding all Parliamentary candidates in Suffolk to account as to their level of support for Suffolk’s incredible businesses throughout the election period and beyond.

Funding to boost 5G take-up “could be a gamechanger for Suffolk”

An initiative aimed at boosting business awareness of 5G mobile technology and speeding up the rollout of the most advanced communications infrastructure across Suffolk goes live in May.

Suffolk Chamber "keeping the pressure up on politicians and others over key infrastructure demands"

Suffolk Chamber Continues Advocacy for Crucial Infrastructure Upgrades Amidst Growing Concerns

Concerns raised over Ely/Haughley rail improvements after Budget cuts

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is writing to Government ministers, their shadow equivalents, local MPs and others raising concerns that significant cuts to transport budgets announced in yesterday’s Spring Budget will further delay much-needed work to improve the rail junctions at Haughley and Ely.

Suffolk Chamber meets Rachel Reeves in “positive face-to-face meeting”

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce brought together businesses from most of the main growth sectors in the county who used it as an opportunity to explain their current trading conditions and highlight some of their key lobbying asks.

Suffolk businesses: déjà vu all over again as activity levels and sentiment remain mixed

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce suggests that the slight improvements experienced by the Suffolk business community in the three months to September 2023 may not indicate an upward trend, but rather a statistical blip.

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