Decisions are being made in government at a pace hereto unimagined in peacetime history. To ensure the safety of business moving forward, the Chamber would like to bring together our Patron and Strategic Members with their local Member of Parliament (MP) and offer the opportunity to meet with Adam Marshal, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce.
In a series of Policy Hour’s, you will have the opportunity to meet your MP via ZOOM and with fellow businesses from your constituency. Your MP will provide a brief update from Westminster, followed by the opportunity for you to ask questions or raise your concerns. This event will provide you with the opportunity hear from your local MP and pose questions relating to the current economic and political landscape. Ensure your views and business experiences from your sector are taken to government.
Discussions can include the impact of COVID-19 on business and what you would like to see to support your business. Businesses may choose to use this opportunity to discuss with their MP what the COVID-19 emergency has revealed about their sector and the maintaining business continuity or take the opportunity to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the government support provided so far.
The Chamber would also like to invite its Patron and Strategic Members to join us for a roundtable with Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce on Tuesday 14 July 2020. The roundtable will consist of an update from Adam with confidential insights from government and our policy activity, followed by the opportunity for a Q&A session.
With the deadline for the Joint Committee to decide if the transition period should be extended, businesses may want to discuss EU Exit.
Alternatively, businesses may choose to focus on the topics laid out by Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which will be the focus of his economic recovery plan. The themes include: the future of industry; the green recovery; backing new business; increasing opportunity; and keeping the UK open for business.
To find out if you who your local MP is and which Policy Hour to attend click here.
Date: Friday 19th June 2020
Date: Friday 26th June 2020
Date: Friday 3rd July 2020
Time: 9.00 -10.00am
Date: Friday 10th July 2020
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020