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.
Joined up policy across government to deliver sustainable growth
Developing our world class innovation ecosystem to keep it competitive
Manufacturing at the core of a rebalanced economy
The role of the private sector in the future of the UK armed forces
Ensuring that a robust intellectual property regime is in place
Small and mid-sized firms are essential for growth, jobs and innovation
Unlocking growth in the UK's 'forgotten army' of medium-sized businesses
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It's early days but the UK's industrial strategy is making progress
There is still work to do but the successes mean that an industrial strategy for the UK is worth persevering with
CBI responds to Miliband speech
The CBI responded to a speech by the Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband, in Birmingham, which focused on promoting regional growth
Made in Britain
After years of outsouring there is a small but definite trend of British companies bringing their manufacturing back home, or reshoring, as it’s called. Will this trickle turn into a storm?