No matter which future government leads the UK, EEF is ensuring that Make It Britain is their manifesto mantra and that they commit to consistent and robust long-term industrial strategy.
We campaign in the UK and Europe to keep manufacturing in the spotlight, and policymakers trust and seek our advice. This involves regular contact with UK cabinet and shadow cabinet members, including recent meetings and briefings with the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Shadow Chancellor - together with respective Business Secretaries, and colleagues responsible for issues such as skills, transport, trade, energy, innovation, and regional affairs.
Join us in taking the Make It Britain message to major party conferences. We’re combining with the British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Businesses and Forum of Private Businesses to host business receptions at the Labour Party conference (21 to 24 Sept) in Manchester, the Conservative Party conference (28 Sept to 1 Oct) in Birmingham, and the Liberal Democrat Party conference (4 to 8 Oct) in Glasgow.
We’re also staging fringe events, supported by the New Statesman and Enterprise Forum. In advance of the conferences we’ll release EEF’s initial manufacturing manifesto - ahead of our final report next year.