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.
George Freeman urges the Government to enshrine its commitment to high food and animal welfare standards in law and use trade leverage and variable tariffs to incentivise high standards across the world.
Following the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Freeman calls on the Government to reinforce the insurance industry which has the wherewithal to deliver support to small businesses and local employers.
George Freeman welcomes the budget as a budget for post-Brexit renewal and regeneration across the country and calls for a regeneration delivery policy to ensure that the investment can be accessed where it is most needed.
George Freeman highlights the Government’s commitment to dramatically accelerate the pace of progress on decarbonisation of transport, tackling disconnection of people and places left behind and the digitalisation of transport networks. He also outlines the significant investment in research and development, particularly in relation to hydrogen, biofuels and electric planes.
George Freeman, the first Minister for Decarbonisation of Transport, responds to a debate on net zero targets and decarbonising transport outlining the Government’s Decarbonisation Strategy and commitment to the green economy and net zero.