What we do
31 May 2022
On the 25th May the East of England APPG held a joint meeting with the Innovation Corridor APPG to discuss the East of England’s Key Role in Global Britain meeting. Please see the excellent background briefing prepared by partners including the Innovation Corridor APPG here and the slides shown at the meeting by MAG here. If you would like to watch the session back please see the Youtube recording.
Minute of AGM and Health Disparities Meeting and Slides Presented by Susannah Howard, Programme Director, Suffolk and North East Essex ICS
11 April 2022
27 January 2022
A Backbench Westminster Hall Debate was secured by APPG CoChair Peter Aldous MP on the 18th January 2022. Fourteen backbenchers made contributions making the case for levelling up in the East of England – see Hansard here. At the conclusion of the highly successful debate, Neil O’Brien MP, Minister for Levelling Up gave the following reassurance:
“the east of England will absolutely not be overlooked by the levelling-up agenda”
4 November 2021
Following its launch in Parliament on the 19th of October 2021, the East of England APPG joint report with the East of England LGA is now available to view.
It sets out four priorities for the Government including:
- Delivering a ‘climate positive’ region
- Sustainable and inclusive growth
- Improved connectivity and decarbonisation
- Financial resilient councils
View the full report here.
20 November 2020
Following the recent meeting of the East of England APPG on Infrastructure for a Net Zero region, the Co-Chairs of the APPG have written to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng MP.
The meeting heard how the East of England is already at the epicentre of developments in decarbonising the energy sector and a frontrunner in contributing to meet the UK’s net zero carbon target through its potential for innovation in clean growth technology and solutions for renewables, including offshore wind, hydrogen fuels and nuclear power generation. It went on to consider what needs to be done nationally but also regionally to deliver this agenda.
The letter relayed the key points made during the meeting and asked six pertinent questions:
- How can we ensure carbon is factored into the design and approval of all Government funded projects?
- How can the Government further support hydrogen as a future energy source in the East of England and when can we expect to see the promised hydrogen strategy?
- When will a plan be available to deliver the Prime Minister’s commitment to 40GW of offshore wind by 2030; and will this include a vision on how this will be adequately funded?
- What are your observations regarding the need for intervention to ensure that grid development is coordinated with streamlined planning that better incorporates the North Sea and future offshore and onshore developments?
- Is there a date set for the publication of the Energy White Paper?
- Are there any plans for a Just Transition Commission or Advisory Board to look at the social implication of moving to a net zero economy as there is in Scotland?
The Secretariat will update stakeholders of the APPG when a response is received.
To read the full letter, click here.
7 May 2020
Following a virtual meeting of the APPG in June 2020, the APPG sent a letter to Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Twelve “consensus” points were made at the meeting attended by MPs and business, public and third sector leaders – 68 in total.
- To see the letter in full – please click here.
- You can also read the response the APPG received from Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP – please click here.
- On 13.07.20 – the co-Chairs of the APPG wrote a further response to Rt Hon Alok Sharma, Secretary of State, BEIS and Rt Hon Steve Barclay, Chief Secretary to the Treasury – please click here.
If you would like to watch back this ‘virtual’ meeting, please click the photo below. The APPG was joined by guest speakers:
- Seena Shah – Chair of East of England, FSB
- Jane Galvin – former East of England CBI Chair and Head of UK Corporate Banking for HSBC
- Cllr Linda Haysey – Chair-elect of the East of England LGA.
Next meeting of the East of England APPG
The current and future skills challenges facing the region
Tuesday 5th July from 230 to 4pm
Please email [email protected] for more information
Previous Meetings of the East of England APPG
International Gateway: the East of England’s Key Role in Global Britain
WEDNESDAY 25th TH MAY 12:30 TO 14:00
Post meeting letter to Transport Secretary urging investment in Ely and Haughley Junctions here
AGM including agreed income and expenditure form
How the Regions’ Integrated Care Systems will Help Reduce Health Disparities
10 am to 11.30, Wednesday 30th March
Levelling Up in the East of England Wednesday 9th February 2022
With Minister for Levelling Up, Neil O’Brien MP – Click HERE to watch NB use passcode: .fz+N3A+
The final meeting of 2021
1st December 2021- Read the review of 2021 and 2022 plan here
Parliamentary reception: joint-report launch with ELGA
Tuesday 19th October, 12:30-14:00
Levelling Up Inquiry Evidence Session 2: The Agriculture Agenda in the East of England’
Wednesday 8th September 16:00 – 17:30
Launch of the Levelling-Up Inquiry Evidence Session 1: East of England’s Coastal Communities – Regeneration, Tourism and Trade
Wednesday 7th July 10:00 – 11:30
Inquiry into the Green Recovery in the Eastern Engine of Prosperity Evidence Session 3: The East of England’s road to COP26
Wednesday 26th May 10:00 – 11:30
Inquiry into the Green Recovery in the Eastern Engine of Prosperity Evidence Session 2: Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Wednesday 24th March 10:00 – 11:30
Minutes to be uploaded | Re-watch the session
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) also took place on 24.03.21 – please view the APPG’s expenditure reports for 2020/2021 here.
Launch of Inquiry into the Green Recovery in the Eastern Engine of Prosperity Evidence Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Back Business
Wednesday 10th February 10:00 – 11:30
After the Spending Review: Discussion and Agreement of 2021 Programme of APPG Meetings
Wednesday 9th December 10:00 – 11:30
Infrastructure for a Net Zero East of England and the Region’s Response and Recovery from COVID-19 with the East of England LGA
Wednesday 4th November
Transport & Digital Infrastructure
15th September 2020
COVID-19: Health care services – innovation, integration and improvement
Thursday 16th July 2020
East of England’s Potential Contribution to the Recovery
Thursday 7th May 2020
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Committee Room 14
The East of England APPG is kindly supported by British Sugar, London Stansted Airport, the East of England LGA, AstraZeneca, Haven Gateway Partnership, Anglian Water, Cadent, Transport East and its academic partner, the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex
If you are interested in supporting the East of England APPG then please get in contact via [email protected]