Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is urging is members to take part in a survey which aims to strengthen the business case for the £1.5billion upgrade of the A14.

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Althought the Government has confirmed funding for the scheme without the charging of tolls, against which the chamber led a successful campaign a robust economic case for the investment could assist in the planning process.

Suffolk County Council has now appointed consultants Ernst & Young to produce a report on the economic impact of the A14 on Suffolk.

The report will highlight the direct and indirect effects of reducing congestion on the A14 for the local economy, based on indicators including gross value added, employment and tax revenue.

In particular, the study will assess the degree of dependency of the local economy on the A14 Ernst & Young has designed an online economic survey which Suffolk Chamber is now encouraging its members to complete.

The survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes, can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/A14-EconomicImpact and will remain available until Sunday, January 5.

Options to complete the survey on paper or by phone are also available on request. For further details call Pierre Greil on 020 7951 8868 or email pgreil@uk.ey.com .

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