British Property Federation reacts to announcement of new Prime Minister

 Melanie Leech, Chief Executive at the British Property Federation said:

“We urgently need strong Government leadership after a period of drift. The new Prime Minister must address the immediate cost pressures facing businesses and families, but in parallel there must a clear focus on the longer-term objectives to tackle inequalities across the UK and transition to a greener, high-productivity economy. We look forward to working with Ms Truss to harness the power and potential of the property sector to deliver the homes, work and leisure spaces that will revitalise our town and city centres and underpin our future prosperity as a nation.”

The property sector supports 1 in 13 UK jobs and contributed more than £100 billion to the UK economy in 2019.