Reacting to Gordon Brown’s speech to the Labour Party Conference today, David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

 

"As we emerge from the worst recession since World War II, businesses must be given the freedom to create much-needed wealth and jobs. Business must not be caught up in the rush to regulate the excesses of the banks.

“While we support some of the Prime Minister's commitments, such as investment in innovation, guaranteed minimum wage rises and higher National Insurance contributions for employers will hinder Britain's return to growth."