Election: Reaction

Commenting on the General Election outcome, Andy Caton, President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce said:

“The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process.

The election result serves to deliver yet more uncertainty and the formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around both economic management and Brexit negotiations must be the absolute top priority.

Locally we want to see the Government support plans for the proposed high speed Northern Powerhouse Rail which must include a station stop in Bradford city centre.  This will improve the city’s connectivity and ensure the District is able to play a full part in the Northern Powerhouse project.”

The Chamber will shortly seek views from a sample of members on the outcome and the implications for Brexit.

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, Lobbying, News