Policy Voice April 2024 Interest rates, infrastructure and employment

712 members fed their views into government in April.

April’s data demonstrated the impact high interest rates are having on businesses. Two thirds of members responded that they want to see a cut to rates, feeling that the bank rate is stifling economic growth and consumer confidence.

We also asked businesses about their views on what a new government should prioritise in infrastructure policy. The results showed a shift in infrastructure priorities of business leaders compared with the situation at the start of the current parliamentary term.

Finally, we continued our research on some potential employment policies that might be adopted by a Labour government.

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