Business community: Politicians not listening to us

Some 80 percent of business people think a lack of political attention is threatening economic recovery

Everyone's listening to the politicians right now, but are they listening? (photo: iStock) Everyone's listening to the politicians right now, but are they listening? (photo: iStock)
June 12th, 2015 11:22 am| by Philip Tees

As politicians amass on the shores of Bornholm for the people’s meeting, or Folkemødet as it is locally called, ostensibly to listen to the people, a new opinion poll carried out by the accountancy firm PwC has found that as many as 8 out of 10 business people think that Danish politicians don’t listen to the business community’s needs.

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Of the 330 people in the business world questioned, some 80 percent think politicians should focus more on issues such as access to a qualified workforce and minimising over-regulation.

Mogens Nørgaard Mogensen, the head of PwC, identifies with the findings.

“Our new opinion poll shows that a large majority in the business community believes that politicians don’t listen to their needs,” he said.

“This is also reflected in the election campaign, which is characterised by the fact there is astonishingly little talk of the business world.”

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Threatening economic recovery
According to Mogensen, a lack of attention to business issues threatens the continuation of the burgeoning economic recovery.

“The poll highlights that the political focus shouldn’t just be about how we distribute money,” he said.

“It should also answer how we create Danish jobs and economic growth, so we strengthen the foundation our prosperity is built on.”

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