The UK manufacturing sector has yet again demonstrated its importance to our economy in 2020. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the sector has risen to the immediate challenges and responded - staying operational and protecting as many jobs as possible, all while continuing to lead from the front on the big issues impacting us all like digitalisation and climate change.
In 2021 we are faced with the continued threat of Covid-19, adapting to a new relationship with our biggest trading partner the EU, and a growing challenging domestic environment. Never has it been so important that the voice of UK manufacturing is both heard, and supported across Government and the public. In this year’s end of year report we recap the insight, impact and influence we have had in 2020 and look forward to collectively building the right business environment where manufacturers and the manufacturing sector can, not just survive but thrive in 2021. Our new 2021 policy campaigns will focus on:
- Building a strong industrial base
- Start up to scale up
- Digital and green
- Navigating our new partnership