The National Centre for Universities and Business warmly welcomes the new Prime Minister and Labour government. The election result is an opportunity to further advance the UK’s innovation and research base and build the talent needed for economic growth.

Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), said: “We look forward to working with the new Government on the key issues affecting our innovation ecosystem and the universities and businesses that power it. We were heartened to see how central research and innovation was in Labour’s manifesto and hope the Government delivers on its promise for ten-year budgets and stability.”

Marshall concluded: “Innovation should be at the forefront of the Government’s economic plan to recover and should form the base of their new Industrial Strategy. We hope the new Government starts as it means to go on. We need strong and decisive action if we are to be a true competitor in the global research and development market, as well as developing the workforce skills needed for future success.”