New Prime Minister – BCC comment

Commenting on the announcement that Boris Johnson has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The message from business communities around the UK couldn’t be clearer: the time for campaigning is over—and we need you to get down to business. Companies need to know, in concrete terms, what your government will do to avoid a messy, disorderly Brexit on 31 October – which would bring pain to communities across the UK and disruption to our trade around the world. We need to see swift action on practical, real-world issues here at home that hold businesses and communities back.” BCC is to send the new PM 15 specific steps that it can take, starting immediately, to re-build business confidence in coming days and weeks. It will also offer to work with the new government to help make these proposals a reality, adding that it will hold the government to account for delivery.

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