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Prime Minister visits Maidenhead to hear from local businesses

  • 5 Jan 2012

Theresa May has welcomed the visit of Prime Minister David Cameron to Maidenhead. The Prime Minister visited local business Intuit UK and spoke to a number of small business representatives and entrepreneurs. In addition to answering questions from the audience, he used the occasion to announce a range of new Government measures to boost businesses in the UK.

During the event in Stafferton Way in Maidenhead, Mr Cameron said that the Government would be tackling the compensation culture and freeing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the stranglehold of health and safety red tape as part of a series of measures to back enterprise. He also used the occasion to announce that the Government will be asking organisations to bid to manage £1 billion of Government funding available through the Business Finance Partnership, which will help businesses access the finance they need to grow.

Commenting, Theresa said: “I am very pleased that the Prime Minister chose to come to Maidenhead to meet local businesses and to hear directly from them about the issues affecting the local economy. This was a welcome boost to the town and highlights the fact that so many successful businesses are based in Maidenhead. I am also pleased that the Prime Minister used this occasion to announce a number of new measures to support businesses, which will benefit not only Maidenhead but the whole of the UK.”

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: “I am determined that we do everything possible to take the brakes off business: cutting taxes; slashing red tape; putting billions into big infrastructure projects; making it much easier for British firms to get out there and trade with the world.”