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Havering College Business Breakfast Receives MP Visit to Discuss Legislative Change

The local business community near Havering will be afforded the opportunity of finding out the impact of new legislation on their businesses at the next Business Breakfast hosted by Havering College.

The breakfast, hosted by the Havering College of Further and Higher Education, will take place on the 8th of March, and the guest speaker from the political arena will be the Member of Parliament for Hornchurch, Mr. James Brokenshire. He will be expected to discuss matters on the view of business from Westminster, the week after the publication of the problematic Education Bill.

An Opportunity for Debate

The Director of Target Events (UK) Limited, Mr Keith Brown, spoke of the opportunity for discussion that the breakfast affords. He said: “The Business Breakfast Briefings give members of the local business community an opportunity to hear an expert speak on this important area and then question them regarding the likely impact on the economy here in Havering.”

By the time the breakfast comes about, the protests ““ such as they may be ““ will have passed in the House of Commons on the Education Bill. Mr. Brown said: “Hornchurch Member of Parliament, Mr James Brokenshire, is serving his first term in the House of Commons and this will be an opportunity for him to share with the local business community his impressions of Parliament and also to highlight some of the legislation which is affecting the business community.”

Budget Ahead

The coming Budget announcement from Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the expected next Leader of the Labour Party, is of vital importance to both business and to Further Education. Mr. Evans pointed out the importance of the meeting in this context, saying: “It will also provide an opportunity for local businesses to put forward their ideas of what should be included in the forthcoming Budget when Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Gordon Brown, sets out his policies for the economy for the next year.”

He went on to discuss the event itself, saying: “This is an ideal opportunity to find out about the work being done in the House of Commons and how local businesses can get influence what takes place there. Because of the tight timetable that operates these events finish by 9.00am so people can get to their place of work suitably fortified with a full English breakfast and with their mind stimulated following an interesting and informative discussion on an issue of local interest.”

The Local Cooperation

The Havering College Breakfast is being held in cooperation with Thames Gateway Big Business Plus. Mr. Evans expressed the general sense of accomplishment that this brings, saying: “We are delighted that Thames Gateway Big Business Plus is once again joining forces with Havering College of Further and Higher Education to support an important briefing for the local business community.

“This is an important topic which affects a large majority of businesses in the Borough and we welcome anyone who is interested in coming along to the event,” he continued. “Tickets are already selling well for this event which will take place at Café Direct, Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Ardleigh Green Campus, Ardleigh Green Road and we would advise anyone interested in attending this event to book quickly as places are limited.”

Jethro Marsh

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