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The UK Economy: The Retreat of the Makers

If the Chancellor George Osborne is to turn his vision of reinvigorating our manufacturing sector, the so called “march of the makers”, he and his government colleagues need to develop a coherent industrial policy. The public policy debates which focus … Continue reading

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Does Manufacturing Matter?

Prior to the financial crisis and the era of austerity, the manufacturing sector in the UK was benignly neglected by politicians of all persuasions.   But a political consensus has now emerged around the need to rebalance the economy, with a … Continue reading

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