illionaire businessman Sir James Dyson has issued contemporary criticism of Rishi Sunak’s Authorities, claiming that the Prime Minister’s pledge to show the UK right into a science and know-how superpower is a “mere political slogan”.
In a letter to the Occasions, he additionally complains that he has nonetheless not met Mr Sunak regardless of being a significant UK entrepreneur.
Sir James, whose firm employs 3,500 individuals within the UK, mentioned: “Ministers speak hubristically of Britain changing into a ‘science and know-how superpower’ however their woeful insurance policies diminish this to a mere political slogan.
“Within the UK, Dyson now faces rocketing company tax (wiping out any tax credit for analysis and growth)… and a crippling scarcity of certified engineers.”
It’s not the primary time the founder and chief engineer of Singapore-headquartered multinational know-how firm Dyson has criticised the Authorities.
Earlier this yr, Sir James warned Mr Sunak that progress shouldn’t be seen as a “soiled phrase”, accusing the Authorities of a “short-sighted” method to enterprise.
Mr Sunak’s ambition of turning the UK right into a science superpower post-Brexit has been central to his premiership, with the Prime Minister creating a brand new Division for Science, Innovation and Expertise.