To achieve many of the industry’s other visions, it needs to achieve better representation and to ensure a level playing field. The UK Metals Council, led by senior industry figures, should help achieve this while delivering the sector's strategic approach and ensuring it leads to a sustainable, growth-led future for the industry. The Council should also improve the way the industry communicates its key messages, allowing it to speak with authority to government, other sectors and educators.:
To support the development of a sustainable circular economy, commitments sought from policymakers may include:
Having established the Metals Council in 2015, the industry needs to track objective measures of international competitiveness for key parts of the metals industry.
07/09/23 - Metals sector optimistic despite international trade, energy and labour challenges warns new report
Rising energy prices, the impact of life after the EU and labour shortages continue to be the main challenges facing the UK metals sector according to a new report due to be launched next week.
18/07/23 - UK Metals Expo Showcases Innovation and Growth in Metal Manufacturing
BIRMINGHAM, England, July 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- UK Metals Expo (www.ukmetalsexpo.com), the premier event for the metal manufacturing and engineering sectors, will take place on 13th and 14th September at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
28/06/23 - Metals chief warns that a faltering Apprenticeship Levy is hampering industrial growth.
Manufacturings growth is being hamstrung by an out-of-date Apprenticeship Levy scheme that is failing to address key labour shortages in the workforce says Rachel Eade MBE.