Business leaders have spoken to the Financial Times to outline what they hoped would be announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement.
The article outlines the priorities that MKM have for the future and whether they will align with the Autumn Statement.
David Kilburn has stated that his wishes for the future are simple, to “encourage housebuilding and renovation”. A factor that could contribute to this would be a reduction in VAT for home improvement products, and a reduction in stamp duty.
The first MKM branch was set up in Hull, now the 10th largest city in the UK. Serving on the board of the Local Enterprise Partnership, David sees the importance of economic development. Although the Humber LEP has been successful in bidding for central funds, he states “it depends on how much councils give it and they don’t have much money” and calls for devolved control from Whitehall.
Turning back to the everyday running of the business, a reform of the apprenticeship levy would benefit MKM and its 45 branches across the UK.
Read more from the Autumn Statement article in the Financial Times…