Today Caroline Dinenage welcomed the idea of Enterprise Zones and has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP to make the case for one to be located in Gosport.
The Budget announced that the Government would create 21 new Enterprise Zones, within local enterprise partnerships, with simplified planning rules, super-fast broadband and tax breaks for businesses. The areas will have real potential to create new businesses and jobs with wider economic benefits.
The focus of the Enterprise Zones announced today is on cities and those areas that have missed out in the last ten years.
Welcoming the prospect of a new Enterprise Zone, Caroline said:
“Having an Enterprise Zone in Gosport would boost growth, jobs and enterprise, with lower taxes and reduced red tape to attract business. It is also unashamedly localist by keeping power and profits within the local area so our community benefits.”