The number of UK businesses willing to pay that little bit extra for British-made products for their quality and environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, chimes with a similar study about global attitudes to ‘Brand Britain’ conducted last year.
A fundamental realignment of manufacturing in the UK is on the cards, now the shape of a post-Brexit trading arrangement with the EU is becoming clearer. A key part of that will be the reshoring of production back to the UK from what were once cheaper overseas factories.
There needs to be "deeper engagement" between employers and the education system in order to produce a "talent pipeline" that can sustain a thriving UK economy, according to the latest report from The IET.
“Narrow-minded, blame-driven politics” should be set aside in favour of an economic vision that prioritises growth and digital competency in a post-Brexit world, according to a newly published manifesto from Make UK.
Brexit anxiety is forcing the manufacturing sector to stockpile cash allowances to record levels, while industry investment plummets to a four-year low under similar strains – according to a leading accountancy firm.