Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 05 December 2018
From Denis Passmore


I object to Rail Central.

My wife and I run a small business operating in Northampton and surrounding villages. Currently our biggest problem is the ability to recruit and retain staff. Over the last few years the labour market in Northampton has become very tight and we are finding it almost impossible to recruit workers. Should the Rail Central project go ahead creating thousands of jobs we would be unable to compete with the wages and benefits larger companies can offer.
We know of many other small business owners who are in the same position as ourselves and would ask you to give real consideration to the significant distortation in the labour market that this rail terminal would cause and the detremential effect it would have on the local business community.