Local MP Maria Miller met with the Basingstoke Business and Enterprise Forum to update them on developments in Westminster and then answer questions from attendees.

Maria commented; “Basingstoke is a thriving economy and is one of the top ten employment centres in the South East. Basingstoke has seen record investment and improved roads have greatly helped local businesses. Basingstoke is attracting new businesses and is one of the top Business destinations.  SME’s also play a vital role in Basingstoke generating 80% of employment.”

“ The diverse nature of our local economy here in Basingstoke means we are not dependent on just one sector and are therefore more resilient.  It is always good to meet with local employers and to  listen to their concerns. The BBEF provides an important platform where employers can raise key concerns and make sure they are heard in Westminster.”

 The Basingstoke Business & Enterprise Forum(BBEF) is an organisation providing the opportunity for businesses to meet, build rapport and give a viewpoint to their MP Maria Miller and Government Ministers. Members include FTSE 100 companies, SMEs and established local businesses.

A wide range of topics were discussed including the forthcoming Budget and the potential implications of the Coronavirus on the Economy. Maria also discussed the importance of boosting productivity and the benefits of flexible working.