Reacting to the resignation of the Prime Minister, Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Director & Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“After weeks of turmoil, the Prime Minister’s resignation has exacerbated levels of uncertainty in the UK.
“The Conservative Party must now quickly agree on a new leader and that leader must deliver much needed stability for businesses and the country.
“The next Prime Minister must immediately set out how they will support firms with energy bills and reduce the rising costs facing businesses and households.
“Beyond the emergency support, their priorities must also set out clearly what their long-term economic plan will be. That plan must align with the priorities of the business community: increasing the flow of international skills and labour, fast-tracking infrastructure investment and boosting exports.
“We need business and government pulling in the same direction if we are to create economic growth that is badly needed across the whole of the UK. This is how the next Prime Minister will be assessed by the business community.”