Statement issued following the Queen’s Speech: 27/5/2015

Gary Woodman, Executive Director for Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Measures highlighted in the Queen’s Speech to reduce the regulation and ‘red tape’ for small and growing businesses are to be welcomed.

“This was recognised as a priority in Worcestershire’s Strategic Economic Plan as a transforming regulatory culture provides practical support and advice to Micro and SME businesses which helps start-ups, business expansion, economic growth and supports exporting. The Worcestershire LEP is, therefore, already working with Worcestershire Regulatory Services and DEFRA on a Government approved UK Regulatory Exemplar Pilot aimed at securing a better regulatory experience in the food and drink sector which is significant locally and nationally.

“Furthermore, any devolution in Worcestershire to Local Government, working with local businesses and partner organisations, would be successful in securing sustainable growth and job creation across the County.”