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We will only get back on track to a better-balanced economy if government demonstrates the same clarity and single-mindedness on growth that it has done on reducing the deficit. We need a clearer plan for the future of the economy and a long-term industrial strategy to deliver it.
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Most of us want the same thing for our economy: sustainable growth. But if economic growth is to be truly sustainable, it needs to be based on both better balanced growth and measures that address environmental concerns such as climate change
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UK manufacturers have been investing in innovation to boost productivity and increase competitiveness to achieve growth, but the UK business environment is challenging their efforts. Government needs to help them drive growth in the UK economy.
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Manufacturers need to compete globally by being agile and flexible in order to respond quickly and efficiently to evolving market demands. To do this, they need access to a flexible labour market which enables them to attract, develop and retain the appropriate mix of skills at all levels.
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The shifting winds of globalisation are blowing some manufacturing activity back to the UK’s shores.
Whilst developed economies remain key markets for UK manufactured exports, companies are expanding their horizon to take advantage of growth opportunities spanning every continent.
This is the third annual EEF survey of executives’ views on the year ahead and confidence about the economy and manufacturing has improved from the muted picture seen at the beginning of 2013. The growth outlook from manufacturers is one of moderate expansion and quiet optimism.
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