route to growth

The route to growth: our call for a UK Industrial Strategy to build a stronger, better-balanced economy

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.

Gareth Stace

Manufacturers need a simpler & more effective approach to environmental regulation

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

Lee Hopley

Manufacturers need to be at the heart of the UK economy

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.

Tim Thomas

Manufacturers need workplace flexibility to attract, develop and retain the right mix of skills at all levels

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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Manufacturing - the facts

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Key issues for manufacturers

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A UK Infrastructure Authority: streamlining the infrastructure debate

A UK Infrastructure Authority: streamlining the infrastructure debate

The UK does not have a good track record of identifying, planning and delivering major infrastructure projects. To address this EEF's recommendation in this report is the creation of a UK Infrastructure Authority.

EEF / NatWest Innovation Monitor 2014/15

EEF / NatWest Innovation Monitor 2014/15

Manufacturers’ views on how changing economic conditions affect the opportunities and challenges associated with innovation.

Materials for Manufacturing: safeguarding supply

Materials for Manufacturing: safeguarding supply

How we obtain, use and reuse the materials that flow and circulate within the economy matters to manufacturing. Materials and resources are the lifeblood of the sector and account for around 40% of manufacturers’ costs.


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