Commenting on the General Election, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“London’s businesses know first-hand from his time as Mayor of London that the PM has a strong track record in backing vital infrastructure schemes and championing a vision of an open forward-looking Britain. We hope to see this positive approach translated into the new Government.
“First and foremost, business will be looking for reassurance that — once the withdrawal agreement goes through — we do not run the risk of crashing out of the EU without a deal at the end of 2020.
“The Government must move quickly to agree our future relationship with our biggest trading partner and, with many sectors of the economy already experiencing skills shortages, give urgent clarity on the shape of the future points-based immigration system.
“The Conservative manifesto recognised the role for vital infrastructure in supporting the economy, from Northern Powerhouse Rail to gigabit broadband. The Government now should go further and give clear backing to HS2 and Crossrail 2, as well as reaffirming support for airport expansion at London’s airports, putting in place the key building blocks needed to enable our regions to grow together.”
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