Following Theresa May’s announcement that she intends to hold a General Election on 8 June, CEO, Sacha Romanovitch comments
"The call for a general election comes at a critical juncture as the UK starts to redefine and renegotiate its place in the world post the EU referendum and triggering of Article 50.
"Manifestos are no doubt being drafted, and we expect to see these soon. We would hope that each party will address some fundamental outcomes that government must deliver on to help build a vibrant and sustainable UK economy.
"We need a vision for Britain that is clear on the contribution we can make to the global economy, not just what we can take from it. We have world leading industry expertise in a host of areas, not least fintech, services and creative industries. A long-term plan setting out government support for U.K. and international growth is key to securing future success for the U.K.
"Additionally, businesses and public services see addressing the huge talent deficit they are facing as needing priority attention. The development of a focused programme to help UK business develop and access the talent it needs for current delivery and future growth is critical.
"We know that many of the challenges and opportunities facing the UK cannot be solved by government alone and we urge all parties to consider how they engage the private sector and communities in forging plans to deliver the future. To shape a vibrant economy."
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