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Economic growth of Cambridgeshire - the view from Cambridgeshire County Council and the GC and GP Local Enterprise Partnership

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Are you cynical about where your business rates and taxes go?



Both local government and the Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are aiming to support us to achieve economic growth in and around Cambridge. The LEP currently covers 60,000 businesses and expects that number to grow to 100,000 businesses by 2025, with a commensurate increase from the £30 billion annual turnover we currently generate.

But should we as businesses be directing more of the spend than we currently do?

Is it somebody else’s challenge? From audiences of more than 250 for recent Cambridge Network events, so far just a few people have signed up for this session! Do we not care or are we cynical about being listened to? Or do we loyally trust those we have elected or appointed – and believe that they don’t need our input?

If we don’t know what our taxes are being spent on locally, can we say that we would do it better? Current work includes a new railway station in Chesterton, the low tax zone near Huntingdon, more housing, superfast broadband, improvements to the A14 and so on … What else can business get in exchange for business rates and taxes? Intervention or not?

Please come along to the Hauser Forum (6pm on Tuesday April 17th) to hear what is currently on the action plan, ask questions, and discuss how we should prioritise going forward.

Speakers:

Cllr Nick Clarke, Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council

Neville Reyner, CBE DL , Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership

Ray Anderson (pictured) – CEO and Founder, Bango- a serial entrepreneur who was this year voted Cambridge News ’ Businessperson of the Year’

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Time: 6pm Registration, for 6.30pm presentations. Talks will last for around an hour, with time for Q&A and networking afterwards. Event closes at 9pm.

Please go to www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/events to register for the event.

Cambridge Network memebers can attend for free and non-members can attend for £50 + VAT

The next event in the series is David Kester, CEO Design Council – 15th May 2012

This talk is part of the Cambridge Network events series.

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