Nigel backed the Government's measures to support businesses in the Ribble Valley and across the North of England.
Speaking in a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday on Government support for business on Wednesday Mr Evans said, ‘I am incredibly fortunate in the Ribble Valley to have businesses both small and large. Between Salmesbury in my patch and Warton in a neighboring patch, BAE Systems employs 11,000 people. There are also much smaller businesses in my constituency, such as the paper cup company in Clitheroe that has seen investment of £250,000 and brought jobs back from China to Clitheroe. Lancashire does rather well: in the area of high-end, high-spec jobs.’
Speaking after the debate Mr Evans said, “The Ribble Valley has seen much investment from small and large businesses this year, which I want to continue. Ribble Valley also has an unemployment rate of 1%, well below the national average, which is down to the success of the businesses in the area.
This Government has done much to help business, creating an environment for them to be able to grow and create jobs, a trend which I want to continue. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor recently announced the Government’s long-term-economic plan for the North West and I will campaign to ensure that the Ribble Valley receives its fair share of infrastructure investment and help for its businesses.”