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The article argues that business ‘has been stagnating’ due to Brexit uncertainty but the new majority should pave the way for more decisive action. Anton Gunter, managing director of rural business Global Freight, commented: ‘Businesses have been facing so much uncertainty over recent months.
The election result means that hopefully the Government can move forward and bring the first uncertain stage of Brexit to an end. Businesses can now start looking to London for what the next stage will be and the picture should be a whole lot clearer.’
Separately, National Farming Union president Minette Batters added: ‘Britain needs the new Government to back British farming like never before; to invest in domestic food production so we can increase our productivity, create more jobs and deliver more for the environment. Government needs to act to ensure guaranteed access to a skilled and competent workforce; develop a framework for a more competitive and sustainable farming industry; put in place a long-term food strategy; and place science at the heart of policy making. This will allow farming businesses to continue doing what they do best – provide safe, traceable and affordable food for the nation.’
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