Business discussion with Minister focuses on green recovery

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New Anglia LEP board members and colleagues from the Oxford to Cambridge Arc took part in a roundtable discussion with Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi on Thursday 22 October.

The roundtable was focused on how the Government can support a green economic recovery.

New Anglia LEP’s deputy chair Jeanette Wheeler, board member Johnathan Reynolds and the John Innes Centre’s Jonathan Clarke represented the New Anglia LEP area.

Topics covered included the need to better fund Electric Vehicle charging networks, a call for higher UK content in offshore windfarms, support for companies in green technologies looking to scale up and more Government support for vertical farming.

Business and Industry Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, said: “These roundtables put a clear focus on green economic recovery and our ambition to achieve our net zero goals by 2050. These are an invaluable way for government, Local Enterprise Partnerships and business leaders to join together, share local expertise in green innovation across sectors and ensure the UK is on course to build back greener from the pandemic.”

This is the third round of LEP business roundtables and follows on from the success of business discussions with Ministers in May and July.

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