27 November 2019
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, responds to the SNP’s 2019 General Election manifesto.
“The SNP manifesto includes welcome commitments to tackling climate change and reducing inequality. Business shares those objectives and is committed to working with whoever forms the next UK government to deliver them.
“Amidst the political and constitutional debate, we can’t lose sight of what Scotland’s economy really needs – devolved and central governments working together, using every lever at their disposal to stimulate growth and generate prosperity that benefits everyone in society.
“After three years of Brexit uncertainty, the last thing most Scottish firms want is further constitutional upheaval and another prolonged period of instability. The priority should be finding a solution to the Brexit impasse that works for all regions and nations of the UK. This will allow business and the next government to work in partnership to innovate, create jobs and deliver the growth needed to tackle Scotland’s biggest challenges head-on and fund the high-quality public services we all want to see.”