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FSB meets Suffolk Coastal MP

Infrastructure and the planned new nuclear power plant at Sizewell C dominated the agenda at a meeting, organised by the Federation of Small Businesses, with Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey. 

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The meeting, held at The Sail Loft in Southwold, was led by FSB Regional Chair David Barnes, and a number of local businesses were in attendance. 

Dr Coffey spoke about the progress that had been made in delivering superfast broadband in the constituency, and the importance of ensuring continued improvements in mobile connectivity. 

She also discussed the benefits that the proposed Sizewell C plant would offer to local businesses, providing supply chain opportunities and a lasting legacy for the supply of skills in the area. 

Attendees at the meeting highlighted the need to ensure that any negative consequences for the tourism sector were mitigated. 

FSB representatives also discussed the continuing frustration that many small businesses felt about the deteriorating state of the local road network, and the need to ensure that this was given equal priority to major roads. 

FSB will be meeting Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, at a meeting in Lowestoft on 31 May. Local businesses interested in attending should email andrew.mower@fsb.org.uk