Along with the Member of Parliament for Waveney, Peter Aldous, I am working hard to support the bid for an enterprise zone in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Such a zone would guarantee special incentives for companies in the area, including some tax exemptions from the Government. Enterprise zones aim to stimulate the economy in a localised area.
Our small and medium-sized businesses would benefit enormously from this scheme and so would local residents from the extra jobs created. Once again, I highlighted the need for an enterprise zone during question time in the House of Commons.
Both in public and in private, I will continue reminding Ministers why this issue is so important for Great Yarmouth.
30th June 2011