02 NOV 2018

FSB Welcome Local MP to Business Breakfast Summit

On Friday 2nd November, Dr Dan Poulter was welcomed to Claydon Country House by Federation of Small Business (FSB) National Director, Alexis Lay, and a number of local FSB representatives as part of a special meeting with small and independent businesses here in Suffolk.

During the meeting, Dr Dan heard from a number of businesses their feedback and concerns on all manner of topics, not least of all, how the economy will be affected as Britain draws ever closer to leaving the European Union. Common themes reported by all were concerns around economic stability, supply chain and logistical transitions, and trade restrictions. Dr Dan assured businesses that he will feed their concerns back to Government.

Aside from Brexit, members were pleased to have the opportunity to discuss broadband and wider digital connectivity, road and rail infrastructure, local planning and of course, the recent improvements announced as part of the Budget.

Forums such as these are vital in allowing Dr Dan to hear the concerns of small and independent businesses and to do all they he can to continue supporting them here in Suffolk.

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NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the Blair Government’s injection of cash into the NHS and the meaningful difference that that made to many patients’ lives. On the waiting-time targets, if we are serious about parity for mental health and physical health, we should reflect on the fact that historically there have not been access targets for mental health of anywhere near the same...

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The plan recognises that some proposals in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 were made in error when it comes to the transference of powers to public health bodies and local authorities. However, based on my reading of the plan, the omission from that list relates to addiction services. If we are serious about mental health and about improving care and reducing health inequalities in areas...