Improving connectivity in our part of the world was one of my first pledges when I began campaigning to become the MP for Mid Norfolk back in 2007.
Our region, and particularly Norfolk, is ideally placed to play a frontline role in the ‘Green Revolution’ that the country is embracing on its road to Net Zero. But what does that ‘Revolution’ actually mean for the everyday people and businesses on the ground?
Fast modern rail is crucial to modern economies around the world. Here in the East, people are sitting in cars and trains going nowhere fast in an area that has a lot more to offer – and where we should be generating more of our own economic growth and prosperity.
George Freeman welcomes measures in the Queen’s Speech that set out a framework for the UK to lead in innovation across new sectors such as life sciences, clinical trials, digital health, agri-tech, nutraceuticals, the decarbonisation of transport, mobility as a service, satellites, and scale-up finance in the City.
George Freeman calls on the Government to take the opportunity of regulatory freedom post-Brexit to better integrate our aid and trade by using variable tariffs to incentivise high-quality production, and UK aid to support tech transfer of UK agritech and clean tech to help developing nations tackle the challenges of sustainable agriculture and development.
George Freeman calls for investment in the key growth sectors of bioscience, AI, nutraceuticals and space to drive an innovation-led covid recovery and, to support local regeneration, local regeneration corporations - place-based public-private partnerships to drive transformational local change.