Following the announcement from the Prime Minister to call for a General Election on the 8 June, Julian David, CEO of techUK, said:
“This election comes at an extraordinarily important time for the UK’s digital economy. Tech businesses will be looking to the UK’s political parties to set out clear plans for how they intend to support economic stability and to keep the UK at the forefront of global technological innovation and digitisation.
“Brexit will dominate the election campaign. It’s vital whoever wins secures a comprehensive Brexit deal that works for the tech sector. But our exit from the European Union is not the only issue at stake. The next government will need to demonstrate that it understands the needs of the UK’s most dynamic businesses by building a long-term industrial strategy, developing a new approach to skills and education fit for the 21st century and creating the right conditions for businesses and people to thrive across the UK.
“Global technological innovation will bring huge changes over the next five years. The UK has the opportunity to be at the forefront of that change, driving and shaping the future in a way that works for all of its citizens right across the United Kingdom. The next government must harness the positive potential that tech can bring to people and communities across the UK.”
In advance of the last General Election techUK produced its own tech manifesto: 'Securing our Digital Future: The techUK Manifesto for growth and jobs 2015-2020'
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