East of England APPG continues to deliver a strong political platform for the region

8th January 2019

The first meeting in 2019 of the East of England All-Party Parliamentary Group (EEAPPG) takes place on 15 January, entitled 'Employment, Skills and Productivity: the Region's Local Industrial Strategies.'

The East of England APPG was established in late 2017 by the region's parliamentarians. The APPG aims to bring together the East of England's MPs, Peers and local public sector leaders, alongside the private and third sectors. This creates a strong political voice for policies that support the region's economy and promote it as a great place to live, work, study and invest.

The East of England LGA has been supporting the group since early 2018, ensuring that our member councils have a strong voice in the debates. 

The next meeting will detail progress on Local Industrial Strategies, examine the role of the National Productivity Investment Fund and consider what employment and skills will look like in the region post-Brexit.

It will ask specifically: how will Brexit affect regional labour supply? What can be done in response? How can increased research and development spending benefit the entire region?

Doug Field, Chair of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Rob Moane, Director for People Development at British Sugar, and Chris Jenkinson, Regional Secretary of UNISON, have already been confirmed as speakers. 

Further information on the APPG can be found at: http://eastofenglandappg.org.uk/





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