Chamber businesses share economic priorities with UK Chancellor
Yesterday (25 September), MacRoberts Partner Deborah Miller joined Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Chamber of Commerce and other member businesses to meet with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP at Discovery Point, overlooking Dundee’s Waterfront project, to discuss business and economic priorities.
Commenting after the meeting, Alison Henderson, CEO of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, which represents over 570 businesses in the region, said:
“Today’s meeting with the Chancellor was both productive and constructive and offered a valuable opportunity for businesses to share their views on key business topics directly with the Chancellor.
“On Brexit, we provided the Chancellor with two clear objectives that we must achieve swift agreement on. First, Scottish businesses are looking for continued access to the talented workforce from across the EU, both inward and outward, to enable businesses to continue trading and expand into new markets. Second, we urged the Chancellor to secure agreement with negotiating partners on ‘frictionless’ access to the European Union market, helping to maintain our existing business relationships with the rest of the EU and protecting the transportation of goods and services across borders.
“We also called for further funding and investment for the region, including the approval of the Tay Cities Deal which will act as an important economic partnership, unlocking the business potential of the region.
We look forward to continuing the conversations, keeping businesses at the forefront of policy and economic priorities as we see our city deal and wider national strategies take effect.”