The 2015/16 Inward Investment Report shows that the UK remains the best place in Europe for business to invest. And that means more jobs for people in Britain.
Since 2010 390,000 new jobs have been created as a result of foreign direct investment. That’s almost 1,600 new jobs every week in the last financial year alone. And because of our plan to back businesses over the last six years, the number of people in work is now at a record high and the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade.
But there is so much more that we will do. Whilst these results show we are open for business, we will begin to forge a new role for ourselves in the world outside the European Union.
Brexit means Brexit, and we are going to make a success of it. And that means getting out into the world and doing business right across the globe, seizing the opportunities that our departure presents and building a country that works for everyone in Britain.