CBI: Manufacturing & Innovation - Securing Investment to Ensure Future Growth
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Manufacturing and innovation

Investment in R&D and innovation is essential for the UK’s economic recovery - while a growing manufacturing base is critical to a rebalanced economy

Innovation will underpin future growth in productivity and competitiveness, in particular for high value-added export industries and in the wider knowledge economy. Innovation will provide the basis for tackling major global challenges.

Government and business must work together to place manufacturing at the forefront of economic development, creating a strong and sustainable, internationally competitive industrial base.

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