New report - Why does Manufacturing Matter to the British Public, emphasises the importance of the sector and challenges outdated perceptions on its size and wages.

70% of people agree that the UK cannot tackle future problems without a strong manufacturing sector according to a survey carried out by YouGov for EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

The sector also comes first when asked which sector is likely to provide a solution to a number of the challenges facing the UK and also scores highly with the public for trust.

When further probed, 69% believe that manufacturing is important to secure our place in the global economy, especially in the context of Brexit, while 61% feel that a strong manufacturing sector is important to secure employment for future generations.

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