MP for Windsor
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LOCAL Column: Friday, 28 March 2014

Here in Ascot, we are fortunate to have been somewhat sheltered from the economic struggles facing other parts the country. Business is stronger than ever, and this is a tribute to entrepreneurs who have persevered through very difficult years. We are seeing a private-sector led economy, especially locally, with a record number of people in work as businesses invest, grow and take on new people.

At the Budget, the Chancellor updated the Charter for Budget Responsibility so that the Government continues to reduce the deficit as part of the long-term economic plan – helping to build a stronger, more competitive economy and secure a better future for Britain. By voting for our updated plan to reduce the deficit and cap welfare, Labour would be making a promise that they intend to break in office, because their policy is to borrow more and spend more, including on welfare. That’s exactly how they got us into a mess in the first place. And despite voting for the welfare cap, Labour are promising to breach it in office by restoring the spare room subsidy – a welfare spending rise. Nothing will change – it’s the same old Labour with no plan to secure Britain’s future. We cannot afford to put families’ economic security at risk.

Before last year’s Budget I called for a number of changes to boost growth. Since then, the Chancellor has cut National Insurance for small businesses and scrapped it for young people. Last week’s Budget went further to strengthen the hand of British businesses by abolishing more red tape, and reducing taxation so they can invest more money and hire more staff. This is, not only, the route to economic growth it also gives people from all backgrounds a chance of getting a job and having a chance at doing well in life.

I am confident that with a wholly Conservative Government and by sticking to our long term plan, we can secure a better future for Britain.

Here in Ascot, we are fortunate to have been somewhat sheltered from the economic struggles facing other parts the country. Business is stronger than ever, and this is a tribute to entrepreneurs who have persevered through very difficult years. We are seeing a private-sector led economy, especially locally, with a record number of people in work as businesses invest, grow and take on new people.

At the Budget, the Chancellor updated the Charter for Budget Responsibility so that the Government continues to reduce the deficit as part of the long-term economic plan – helping to build a stronger, more competitive economy and secure a better future for Britain. By voting for our updated plan to reduce the deficit and cap welfare, Labour would be making a promise that they intend to break in office, because their policy is to borrow more and spend more, including on welfare. That’s exactly how they got us into a mess in the first place. And despite voting for the welfare cap, Labour are promising to breach it in office by restoring the spare room subsidy – a welfare spending rise. Nothing will change – it’s the same old Labour with no plan to secure Britain’s future. We cannot afford to put families’ economic security at risk.

Before last year’s Budget I called for a number of changes to boost growth. Since then, the Chancellor has cut National Insurance for small businesses and scrapped it for young people. Last week’s Budget went further to strengthen the hand of British businesses by abolishing more red tape, and reducing taxation so they can invest more money and hire more staff. This is, not only, the route to economic growth it also gives people from all backgrounds a chance of getting a job and having a chance at doing well in life.

I am confident that with a wholly Conservative Government and by sticking to our long term plan, we can secure a better future for Britain.

 

LOCAL Column: Friday, 21 March 2014

Anyone who has run a business will know the strength of a long-term plan. That’s why I’m encouraged that Conservatives have an economic plan which is slowly but surely building a stronger, more competitive economy.

Before last year’s Budget I called for a number of changes to boost growth. Since then, the Chancellor has cut National Insurance for small businesses and scrapped it for young people. These were good steps in the right direction. This week’s Budget went further to strengthen the hand of British businesses by abolishing more red tape, and reducing taxation so they can invest more money and hire more staff.  Not only is this the route to economic growth, it gives people from all backgrounds a chance of getting a job and having a chance at doing well in life.

Here in Windsor, we are fortunate to have been somewhat sheltered from the economic struggles facing other parts the country. Business is stronger than ever, and this is a tribute to entrepreneurs who have persevered through very difficult years. We are seeing a private-sector led economy, especially locally, with a record number of people in work as businesses invest, grow and take on new people.

With a deficit of £120 billion and debts mounting by the day, it would be utterly reckless to borrow more. That is the road to ruin to be avoided at all costs. Labour’s deficit is already down by a third and growth this year is forecast to be 2.7% – the biggest upward revision for at least 30 years. It is good news and proves that we must continue to reject Labour calls to borrow more, spend more and put up taxes. We cannot afford to put families’ economic security at risk.

The road ahead remains uncertain but I’m confident we can emerge stronger than ever with a wholly Conservative Government that backs our businesses to create the productive jobs we need.

 

LOCAL Column: Friday, 28 February 2014

Here in Ascot, there is no denying that the past few years have been a challenge economically. However, as a former CEO, I know the strength of a long-term plan. That’s why I’m encouraged by our Conservative economic plan which is slowly but surely building a stronger, more competitive economy to secure Britain’s future. Clearly there are still trials to overcome, but the road ahead looks positive with lower unemployment, lower taxes and lower borrowing costs.

This Government has cut the deficit by a third in just three years. The private sector has created more than 1.3 million new jobs since the election and we have seen the fastest rate of new business creation for decades. As a result of our long-term economic plan, our economy is now growing faster than any other major European economy. Despite having a deficit the same size as Greece, Britain has been able to borrow at interest rates close to Germany’s.http://adamafriyie.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

Next month, the Chancellor will deliver his Budget which will support investment and exports, so that we a secure better future for Britain. The recovery is strong but it is not yet secure. Britain is not investing and it is not exporting enough, so our economy is still too unbalanced. That is why next month’s Budget will confront our problems and safeguard our recovery in the face of ever present global threats. It will lay the foundations for our long-term economic security so we secure a better and a more financially secure future for hardworking people and their children.

While the Labour Party continues to advocate plans that would damage business and employment opportunities and burden future generations with debt, Conservatives in Government will continue to support jobs and restore the credibility of the British economy. There is much more to do but we must stick to our plan so we can secure a better future for Britain!

LOCAL Column: Friday, 29 November 2013

Windsor’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and it’s vital that we do all we can to support them. That is why I am delighted that Saturday 7th December this year is ‘Small Business Day’ – a day dedicated to showcasing the fantastic work of our small businesses, and to create new opportunities for growth by encouraging people to shop locally.