EAMA has called on the chancellor to use his Budget next month to identify an ambitious expansion of manufacturing as a priority for government. The term advanced manufacturing should be used to define how a product is made, rather than products or sectors, it says.
In a pre-Budget submission, EAMA calls for a coherent, national, long-term programme to support innovation and the adoption of new processes and technology by SMEs. Other recommendations include measures to strengthen extra-curricular STEM activities in schools.
The Budget is on March 15th. EAMA’s submission can be read here: https://www.eama.info/downloads/EAMA_pre-Budget_submission_to_HM_Treasury_2023.pdf