On Friday 3rd September, Iain Stewart MP met with local business leaders to hear about the reality of working in Milton Keynes following Covid-19.
Professionals representing a wide range of sectors from across the region spent over an hour expressing their views to Iain at a roundtable event organised by the Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Stewart, who is also the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, heard about the problems businesses are facing with recruitment and skills shortages which are creating deficiencies in the supply chain and hampering the productivity of many firms.
Chamber members also discussed Scotland’s plans to trial a four-day working week and what those plans could mean for other parts of the UK, with businesses highlighting how attitudes of employees had developed in the new hybrid working world.
Commenting, Iain Stewart MP said:
"I welcomed the opportunity to host a business roundtable event with local business leaders last Friday.
"By hearing first hand the concerns raised, it helps me to obtain local evidence and opinions from businesses of all sectors.
"This will allow me to feed in to ministerial colleagues to help shape Government decision-making and policies – particularly at this time of the year when we are moving towards the period when fairly significant financial decisions are taken.”
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