IMI response as the Labour party receives mandate to lead government

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The Institute of the Motor Industry welcomes the opportunity to engage with the new government.

The Labour party clearly identified its understanding of the importance of skills for UK infrastructure in its manifesto; it was also the only party with a dedicated Automotive policy which recognised the contribution the motor industry will play in achieving net zero goals.

With a stated plan to allocate £1.5 billion to new gigafactories, as well as restoring the phase-out date of 2030 for new cars with internal combustion engines, clearly there is no time to lose in addressing the current challenges around further education and apprenticeships, as well as uplifting skills in the sector. 

The IMI will therefore aim to work closely with the relevant ministers as they are appointed, as well as the departments that will influence future education, skills and automotive policies, representing the interests of its members and the wider road using public to ensure UK automotive remains a global leader.

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