PwC chairman comments on industrial strategy

Published at 09:02 AM on 24 January 2017

Commenting on the launch of the Government’s green paper on industrial strategy, Kevin Ellis, PwC chairman and senior partner, said:

“To thrive outside the EU, the UK needs to play to its strengths whilst actively tackling weaknesses, such as the skills gap. The pillars of the industrial strategy set out a plan which business can understand and get behind, but which more broadly could provide the opportunity for a domestic reboot and work towards a more cohesive society.

“Businesses need certainty, and the combination of the Prime Minister's speech on Brexit and the industrial strategy green paper give a level of certainty and direction which is welcome.

“Our annual CEO Survey shows that UK bosses are resilient and confident about their companies' prospects, yet concerned about the global economy, exchange rate volatility and future of Europe.

“UK business leaders see the availability of key skills as the main business threat to growth and tackling this challenge has to be a priority."




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