Commenting on the 2016 Queen’s Speech, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Businesses will see the merit in many of the bills announced in the Queen’s Speech, particularly the commitment to high-speed broadband for all households and business premises. If implemented in full and at pace, this could go some way to improving the poor digital connectivity that far too many firms face.

“Yet on most of the issues where business is impatient for action, what’s needed are big decisions – not new legislation.

“Businesses want decisive action to boost aviation capacity, help companies plug skills gaps, and stop the steady drip of new taxes and costs piled on their bottom lines at a time of significant uncertainty.

“Firms want to see bold and decisive steps from government after the EU referendum – whatever the outcome – to help Britain get back to business.”