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Lib Dem Leader Meets BCC Business Council 

Lib Dem Leader Meets BCC Business Council 

Lib Dem Leader Meets BCC Business Council 

The Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey joined the BCC’s Business Council members this morning, to discuss the organisation’s ‘Future of the Economy’ policy work.  

The body, featuring some of the most prominent British companies, has been brought together to discuss the major challenges facing business and to guide BCC policy work.  

‘The Future of the Economy’ project is the centerpiece of the BCC’s current policy work, focused on the 5 key challenges facing the country. So far, four reports have been launched with significant Business Council input, covering ‘Green Innovation’, ‘People and Work’, ‘Local Economy of the Future’, and ‘Global Britain’. The final report looking at the ‘Digital Revolution’ will be published at the start of next month.  

At today’s meeting the Lib Dem leader gave opening remarks on the importance of business and the current economic challenges – before taking questions from Business Council members.  

BCC Chair Sarah Howard, who led today’s meeting, said: 

“With the clock ticking to a General Election it’s crucial that politicians hear the voice of business.  

“We were pleased to welcome Sir Ed Davey to the latest Business Council meeting today. Members really valued hearing his thoughts on the economy and his priorities for business.  

“Since last September, the Business Council has met with a range of senior politicians including Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves and Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride.  

“Business Council members are playing a crucial role in our policy work here at the BCC, in close partnership with our Chamber network. The group is delivering for major firms who want representation rooted in local communities across the UK.  

“The message to politicians from business is clear – the economy must be front and centre of the election campaign to come.” 

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey MP said: 

“I was pleased to join the BCC Business Council this morning to discuss the big challenges that will shape the future of our economy.  

There is so much potential in businesses across the UK to create good, secure jobs and lead the world in the clean technologies of the future. But they desperately need confidence and stability.” 



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