Cybercrime and business rates on agenda as MP invites Solent businesses to Parliament

Stephen Morgan MP joined local business owners for discussions in Westminster

 

MP for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan, today welcomed 12 Portsmouth businesses up to the House of Commons.

The group, which included representatives from Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Spinnaker Tower, Dunham Bush, and the Ferry Port, enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation on topics including cybercrime, business rates and infrastructure.

In his first year in office, Stephen has focused on engaging small businesses across Portsmouth, meeting owners and understanding how he and others can best create conditions for them to flourish.

He has raised the issue of crime affecting small businesses directly with the Prime Minister and Home Office Ministers, held summits in Westminster, and will shortly be launching his campaign encouraging people to ‘shop local’.

Stephen Morgan MP, said:

 

‘Portsmouth and the Solent area’s small businesses are the key to driving our local economy forward.

 

It was great to welcome Hampshire Chamber of Commerce to Parliament today and get stuck into the issues affecting business owners in our city.

 

As MP, local businesses are an absolute priority for me. That means our police having the resources they need to protect our highstreets, investment which is so desperately needed for infrastructure, and reform of business rates to ease the burden on entrepreneurs.’