ECA reacts to Rishi Sunak’s appointment as PM

ECA has welcomed the appointment of Rishi Sunak as the new Prime Minister.

ECA’s Director of Workforce and Public Affairs Andrew Eldred says: “We hope this latest development at Number 10 will bring much-needed stability to the economy, providing welcome reassurance to our members, who desperately need certainty to plan for the future.

“The electrotechnical sector is a crucial part of the construction industry, which forms the backbone of the UK’s economy. While ECA broadly supports Rishi’s aim to fix the ‘profound economic crisis’ facing the country, we cannot overstate the importance of keeping electrification and decarbonisation front and centre of those plans.

“We eagerly await next week’s fiscal statement and urge Rishi to prioritise green skills, infrastructure and incentives to boost our renewable energy sector, which in turn will help tackle rising energy bills.

“ECA is also keen to see Rishi’s new government position the UK at the vanguard of decarbonisation on the world stage at COP27 in Egypt this November.”

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