Posted: 12/05/10 by Northamptonshire Chamber
Last night in a dramatic period of only 90 minutes, Conservative leader David Cameron became the UK’s Prime Minister following the resignation of Gordon Brown.
David Cameron will lead a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats - the first time the two parties have had a power-sharing deal at Westminster and the first coalition in the UK of any type since the Second World War. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will be Deputy Leader.
Commenting on the creation of the coalition Government, Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive at Northamptonshire Chamber, said: “This new coalition Government has come into power during a critical time for the economy. We will judge the new administration on the basis of what it does to promote business recovery across the UK and the county.
Last month we released A 90 Day Plan for Business Growth, a document that outlines the main issues we would like to see the forthcoming Government tackle during its first 90 days of power, to support business and restore the economy. We are now looking to this new Government to deliver a clear and achievable plan for business over its first 90 days – a plan that puts business growth at the centre.
“Fixing the public finances must be at the top of the agenda and the Conservative-led coalition must be absolutely clear about where spending cuts will fall and publish a credible plan to reduce the deficit and restore confidence. They must also follow through on their promise to roll back the planned employer National Insurance rise in any emergency Budget.
“The next 90 days are crucial for recovery. We need concrete proposals to reduce red tape and tax burdens on business; action to move the economy away from consumption and the public sector and towards exports; and commitments to improve Britain’s key business infrastructure.”
To view Northamptonshire Chamber’s A 90 Day Plan for Business Growth visit www.northants-chamber.co.uk/chambernews.php/2813