Commenting on the outcome of the General Election, Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:
“Whilst a hung parliament can create uncertainty, it is also an opportunity for politicians and wider stakeholders to reach out and agree on a set of goals that provide national clarity.
“It is in the national interest for politicians to put aside differences and agree some common national principles for addressing the big challenges we as a country face. We know from our discussions that businesses and other dynamic organisations have a huge appetite for collaboration with each other and government to work together to shape a vibrant economy.
"Through our conversations across the UK we have gathered ideas for making the UK a centre for ‘profits with purpose’, for a collaborative approach to industrial strategy, including business to business support for exporting, and for equipping communities to create vibrant places. These proposals could provide the basis for common ground and governing in the national interest. All of us have a responsibility - private, public, third sector and communities - to work together and with government and politicians towards this.”