Trevor Connell, managing director, Siemens Enterprise Communications, comments: “The term ‘aspiration nation’ encapsulates what is needed to revive the UK economy. The further corporation tax cut and national Insurance reduction are a good place to start but it isn’t just about the business as a whole. Striving for success in terms of overall business efficiency starts with organisations understanding the capabilities of every employee and empowering them to untap their own potential.
“Another aspect of the budget that will drive the economy is the increased focus on regional businesses. By moving the UK away from a London centric approach to business, employees can work anywhere they choose, increasing their own motivation, productivity and aspirations to see their company grow.”