Commenting on Prime Minster David Cameron’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“The Prime Minister has set out a series of national challenges that businesspeople across Britain will identify with.

“Economic strength, social cohesion, personal mobility and opportunity, more housebuilding and change in our relationship with Europe are all things that businesses support because their achievement would make us all better off, and make our country a more enterprising place.

“In business, however, delivery is what counts. Successive governments have a poor track record when it comes to executing big, bold changes in the national interest. The Prime Minister has set the bar high for himself and for his government – we look forward to seeing results.”