IoD responds to General Election vote

Responding to MPs voting in favour of a General Election, Jonathan Geldart, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

“Business leaders won’t view the prospect of a general election with any great enthusiasm, however they will hope it could provide the means to break the logjam.

“Directors want to move on from the Brexit stalemate and start addressing the numerous other challenges facing enterprise. They will want to see all parties stick to sensible, achievable plans that enable the country to do this. Given the past few years of stasis, we have to make up for lost time in areas from skills gaps to infrastructure, and business leaders will not wish to see these issues go ignored during an election.

“Make no mistake, however, an election won’t help alleviate the short-term stress for companies as they head into the Christmas period.”