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General Election Announcement: APSCo Responds

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The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has today called for a UK General Election to be held on the 8th June 2017 to “guarantee certainty for the years ahead”.

In response, Samantha Hurley, Operations Director at the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), comments;

“Considering we were promised that there would be no General Election until 2020, Theresa May’s announcement is nothing short of surprising. However a snap election offers the opportunity to get skills, jobs, and recruitment up the agenda, not only from an internal perspective, but also with regards to the Brexit negotiations. To date, initial discussions on a possible interim trade deal have focused heavily on goods rather than services. We hope that the Government’s election campaign will act as a catalyst to firm up strategies around skills and employment post-Brexit and push UK skills and the importance of the UK professional labour market into the spotlight.”

“The Prime Minister has called this election to put an end to, “uncertainty and instability” – we’ll have to wait and see whether the election delivers this, and that this extends to legislation around trade and employment that will positively impact the professional recruitment sector directly.”

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