ICE welcomes further clarity on Brexit

ICE Director General Nick Baveystock said that reducing uncertainties makes the UK more attractive to foreign investment

The PM was right to identify the importance of infrastructure  according to ICE Director General and Secretary Nick Baveystock.
The PM was right to identify the importance of infrastructure according to ICE Director General and Secretary Nick Baveystock.

Commenting on the Prime Minister's Brexit speech, ICE Director General and Secretary Nick Baveystock said:

"The Prime Minister rightly identifies infrastructure as probably the critical enabler to UK economic growth, social cohesion and employment. Successful engineers and engineering businesses have a hugely positive effect on any nation's global trading position. Highly trained, motivated and skilled labour is fundamental to industrial success and UK remains a magnet for international talent and innovation.

"For us to be a truly successful global trading nation we must maintain and grow these skills. Construction provides 2.9 million jobs, contributes nearly £90Bn (6.7%) to the economy and provides significant opportunities for foreign investment in UK. Reducing uncertainties for investors, industry and skilled labour can only enhance that attractiveness."

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