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This is a really important Autumn Statement and we think what should really be prioritized is investment. We need a shot in the arm for investment in the U.K. economy.
There are two reasons for (this investment boost). The first is the uncertainty that's been created by the Brexit vote and that's particularly around investment decisions that companies are planning – so finding ways to bring those investments forward.
It is the investment decisions that are being taken now that make this urgent.
What we would like is a ruling out of the really worst options.
It's incredibly early days. I don't think anybody's coming out of these meetings feeling great, but they are coming out with a sense of resolve.
We're a long way off having a plan and leadership and that is still where we will be continuing to make (the point) that this is what businesses need.
In the context of a more fragile global economy … any more could tip investment decisions, could tip growth plans, could tip job creation.
The government must be careful not to sacrifice prosperity for political expediency by saddling businesses with costs that could harm investment, which is critical to increasing productivity.