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IoD responds to snap general election announcement

18 Apr 2017

Number 10 Downing StreetIn response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of her plans to call a general election on 8 June, Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

“Businesses are having to get used to being buffeted by the changing winds of politics at the moment, and will just have to endure yet another campaign. This must be used as a chance to properly debate what leaving the EU means for the long-term future of the UK, including how we continue to bring in the skills employers need.

“While Brexit will inevitably dominate the campaign, there are also much wider questions that need to be addressed on the changing nature of business and work, automation and our ageing society. These can’t be ignored in the run up to June 8, and the business voice must be heard in this crucial discussion.”

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