Businesses praise county hall cuts plans

SMALL business leaders said they were looking forward to working with Essex County Council's new Cabinet as they praised moves to support the local economy and cut administrative costs.

SMALL business leaders said they were looking forward to working with Essex County Council's new Cabinet as they praised moves to support the local economy and cut administrative costs.

The Essex Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), which said it was hoping to build on the successes of the previous administration, welcomed a commitment to axe County Hall costs by �200million and use the money for front-line services, including re-opening post offices.

“We worked with the former administration on a number of projects including the Banking on Essex scheme and we hope the new team will build on those successes and develop them further to provide the much needed, practical support that local businesses require to help them survive the recession,” said Essex FSB chairman Iain Wicks.

“Essex FSB looks forward to working with Lord Hanningfield and his team during the next four years to help deliver what the business community of Essex needs.”


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