ishi Sunak vowed to make Britain the “best place in the world to do business” as he criticized the “naysayers” on the economy.
The Prime Minister, who is due to travel to the G20 summit in India at the weekend, also said investors were “flocking” to the UK.
Speaking to the Daily Express, he said: “I want to build a country where everyone can look forward with optimism, confident that our children and grandchildren can have a better future with every opportunity to succeed.
Investors around the world are flocking to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities we offer
“The first step to achieving this is to free up businesses so the economy can thrive – and that’s what we’re working towards every day.”
He will travel to New Delhi as negotiations continue on a post-Brexit trade deal, with reports that Mr Sunak may be planning a second visit to India this autumn to finalize the agreement.
Ahead of a meeting of the world’s 20 biggest economies, the prime minister, who attended the Brexit conference, told the newspaper: “Britain has a proud history of being one of the best places in the world to invest.
“Thanks to the unparalleled talent of our people, our world-leading universities, our unique and highly respected legal system and the fact that the UK is such a brilliant, vibrant place to live, we have long been a hub for global business. My ambition is to go even further – to make Britain the best place in the world to do business.
“With our Brexit freedoms, we are going further to show that Britain is open for business. And the impact is clear – investors around the world are flocking to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities we offer.”
Mr Sunak also slammed pessimists about the economy after it recovered faster than expected from the pandemic.
The Office for National Statistics last week revised its estimate of UK growth after the pandemic, saying the economy was bigger in 2021 than in 2019.
Mr Sunak said: “The naysayers and skeptics were wrong – the economy was doing well then and it is coming back stronger today.
“This is the message I will take to the G20 in India. I will not only be working with Presidents and Prime Ministers to deepen our trade and investment links, I will also be meeting with CEOs – because they want to hear more about what we are doing in the UK.”
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