Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech at Davos today (Friday), in which he has proposed a new government office to encourage firms to bring production back to the UK, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Any move that genuinely attracts jobs and investment to the UK is welcome. The success of the UK car industry shows that we are a world class manufacturer.
“But no new government office can undo the damage done by the fear that Britain will leave the EU and end its membership of the world’s biggest single market.
“And what really attracts inwards investment is world class infrastructure, a skilled workforce and investment in science, not press conferences in Switzerland or inventing a new word.”