Dr Dan started his Friday at the UK Export Finance Breakfast Event in Kesgrave, to listen to and talk with experts about the finance opportunities for small businesses in Suffolk. Dr Dan is a strong supporter of Suffolk's small businesses and the breakfast event helped bring a number of banks and finance companies together to talk about the ways they can provide better support for our small businesses.
UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency and it helps UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. UKEF helps small businesses that are unable to get some form of credit guarantee or insurance from the private market. More information about UKEF can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....