Next Week is a busy business week in the House of Commons, Holyrood and Brussels.
On Monday we start with the Committe stage of the Scotland Bill which will be lead by David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland. The Committee of that of the whole House, so expect many ammendments from the SNP and significant amounts of news coverage. Meanwhile, over in Brussels, MEPs will be discussing in Committee International Trade, Employment & Social Affairs, and Transport & Tourism.
Tuesday will be another busy day with the commencement of the European Referendum Bill, lead by Philip Hammond. Again, this Committee is on the floor of the House of Commons – so many ammendments and much news coverage too.
Wednesday we have PMQs, where the country will see the Acting Labour Leader, Harriet Harman attempt to gain an answer from David Cameron. In Holyrood, there is Stage 3 debate of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill.
Thursday in Holyrood we will have FMQs, where Kezia Dugdale will question the First Minister on current issue. In Westminster, there is the second day of the European Referendum Bill,Committee stage.
Quite a busy week ahead and for many businesses, there could be significant implications – the main issue is, are businesses aware of the above agenda and it’s impact ? Have they been in touch with elected members to advise them of the outcome of their actions ? Politicans do not have perfect knowedge of every subject that they vote on. It is the duty and responsibility of business to interact with them – to provide them with information and thus, politicans should be able to take more informed decisions which will assist business in the long run.