Local MP visits DWP
On Friday last week D W Plastics Ltd received a visit from our local MP, Andrew Tyrie, after he had been invited to see our thermo-plastic extrusion manufacturing facility in Chichester.
Mr Tyrie’s visit was prompted by correspondence from the company's Managing Director, Will Warren-Davis, regarding the Climate Change Act and climate levy charges on power which affect our SME manufacturing company.
During the meeting the company took the opportunity to express its concerns about the current levy charges and planned future increases which could have a serious impact on the company’s plans for expansion. Mr Warren-Davis criticised the charges saying that they penalised local manufacturers that are playing an important role in the revival of the UK economy, especially as ‘we were just beginning to see plastic extrusion components, that had previously been manufactured overseas, being brought back to be made in the UK’.
Other matters that were discussed were local services and business rates, threats of power shortages, government support for manufacturing, and climate change in general.