Monday, 12 May 2008

David Rosser la Western Mail:

Companies could be scared off from investing in Wales if they are forced to provide all services bilingually, a senior business leader warned yesterday.

Businesses in Wales are fearful that a bid for new powers by the Assembly Government could force many private firms to provide services in Welsh.

On the day that 57 new bodies were brought under the umbrella of the Welsh Language Act, meaning they have to provide services bilingually, CBI Wales director
David Rosser said he was worried the Assembly Government would look to extend it to the private sector.

Companies could even be put off investing in Wales if any “heavy touch regulation” was introduced, Mr Rosser said, adding: “It’s important not to scaremonger but I think this is an issue.”...

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