As we move into a second national lockdown, now it is time for the Government to do everything in its power to support UK manufacturing.

With 35% of manufacturers saying that national / local lockdowns are the biggest concern to their business in the next 12 months, manufacturers need a clear strategy from Government that ensures that we prepare, implement and lead.

Importantly, businesses need as much certainty and stability as possible during these challenging times. Moreover, they need consistency of support. The current piecemeal and ever-changing models do not provide firms sufficient time to plan and prepare. Consistent, longer-term support, that mirrors that of our international competitors, is now needed.

Our 3 Point Action Plan: Prepare, Implement, Lead sets out how this can be achieved