Earlier this year, we surveyed the UK manufacturing industry about their thoughts, concerns and hopes on some of the biggest issues business has ever faced, including Brexit, the skills shortage, diversity and Industry 4.0.

The UK manufacturing and engineering industries are going through a period of unprecedented change. Brexit has opened us up to a world of uncertainty regarding future trading and skills sourcing. The Apprenticeship Levy could help us to encourage more – much needed – new blood into industry but the majority of businesses are unsure whether it’s a good thing. And Industry 4.0 – though still in its infancy – is already highlighting how technology can impact and improve the future productivity, performance and prosperity of many businesses.

Featuring fresh statistics and comment, this report gives new insight into industry opinion and will help you benchmark your optimism and concern against your peers.

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