A PARTNERSHIP representing nearly half a million UK engineers has published a manifesto calling on the Government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure.
The manifesto, Engineering priorities for our future economy and society, highlights critical policy recommendations to enhance the UK’s status as a world-leading innovation and engineering hub, ahead of the forthcoming spending review, the UK’s exit from the EU and a possible general election.
It has been published by the National Engineering Policy Centre, a partnership led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. IPEM is one of the 39 UK engineering organisations who are partners in the Centre.
It aims to connect policymakers with critical engineering expertise to inform and respond to policy issues of national importance, giving policymakers a route to the best independent advice available from across the whole profession, and the profession a unified voice on shared challenges. The ambition is for the Centre to become a trusted partner for policymakers, enabling them to access excellent engineering expertise, for social and economic benefit.
The Centre was established to give policymakers access to the best independent advice, skills and expertise of the engineering profession, which generates £420.5bn of UK GVA and employs more than 5.8 million people. It aims to apply engineers’ problem-solving skills to some of the biggest problems the UK faces today.
The manifesto includes 20 actions across five key policy areas:
You can read the manifesto here.
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