Government support has to be sustained

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant in December last year
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by

Government support for manufacturing keeps growing and the industry has ambitious targets for 2020, but the investment must be sustained for the industry to keep growing, says Marc Sobbohi.

£100bn infrastructure: check. Now for cross party consensus

Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by

EEF says today’s infrastructure spending plans provide much needed clarity, but now is the time for cross-party agreement to provide the confidence needed for manufacturers to invest. The manufacturers’ body explains why the next step is needed now to make the most of £100bn

Spending round cuts to fund infrastucture, science and education

Posted on 26 Jun 2013 by Tim Brown

The Chancellor George Osborne's proposed cuts to the public service, announced in today's spending round, would reduce government departments spending by £11.5bn in 2015-16. The savings are being earmarked to further reduce the federal deficit and provide greater investment for infrastructure, science and education.

UK jobs riding on the success of F-35

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter Jet
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Tim Brown

UK manufacturers will build 15% of each F-35 jet (formerly Joint Strike Fighter) and the programme will support upwards of 24,000 jobs. However, the continued escalating costs of the planes, imposed economic austerity and technological advancements of drones have cast doubts over the long-term true scale of the programme.