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BCC calls for Prime Minister to restore business confidence

Congratulating the Prime Minister on his election victory, as reported at 7am, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: “Restoring business, investor and consumer confidence – and firing up the economy – must now be the Prime Minister’s top priority.  

“Campaign slogans must give way to a renewed focus on the details that matter. Our business communities need to see swift, decisive action to avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the EU and to tackle the barriers holding back investment and growth here in the UK.” 

Businesses’ priorities for the new Government include: 

  • Avoiding a no-deal exit from the EU and delivering a smooth transition giving firms time to prepare. 
  • Acting rapidly to reform business rates and replace them with a fairer system. 
  • Pressing ahead with improvements to transport infrastructure including HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and additional capacity at Heathrow. 
  • Investing in our skills base and reforming the Apprenticeships Levy so that more small firms can access high-quality training locally, at affordable cost. 
  • Delivering a sensible immigration system that gives firms access to essential overseas talent at all levels. 

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