Last week, Dan held his latest Business Breakfast event at the Swan Inn pub in Hoxne, where he had the opportunity to meet with a number of Suffolk’s businesses and to speak about what he is doing in Parliament to support our local businesses.
Dan answered questions on a number of issues, ranging from the Government’s plans to introduce a basic state pension worth around £140 per week for every pensioner, to the impact of the Localism Act for Suffolk’s rural communities and the steps that are being taken to boost economic growth and support small businesses in Suffolk. He also spoke about the recent fall in unemployment in Suffolk and the continued success of our local manufacturers, along with the rise in the number of apprenticeship places available in Suffolk, which increased between 2009/10 to 2010/11 from 3,710 to 5,080.
Dan always greatly values his meetings with local businesses and values the opportunity to hear their feedback. Small and medium sized businesses form the lifeblood of our local economy in Ipswich and Suffolk, which is why it is so important to ensure they are properly supported. Dan will continue to do all he can in Parliament to ensure that all of our local businesses have the necessary support from Government to go from strength to strength in the weeks and months ahead.
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Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. As a remain voter, I am sympathetic to her position, but does she agree that sometimes one of the main drivers of tourism is the exchange rate, and one thing we have seen is increased tourism as a result of decreased value of the pound against the euro and other currencies, perhaps as a direct consequence of that Brexit vote? I know she...
Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agriculture: Trade Agreements (22 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations on future trade deals for UK agriculture.