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    APMG Secretariat Responds to the Autumn Statement

    There were no big surprises from the chancellor in his first (and last) Autumn Statement, but he presented a measured plan with the focus on re-establishing long-term stability for the economy. After the shocks of Brexit, and the continuing instability in the economy, talk of long term investment and industrial strategy will be welcome news to many manufacturers.

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    Chris White MP
    Chris White MP

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    Chair of APMG Champions British Makers in Industrial Strategy Debate

    Chris White MP, the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG), opened a debate in parliament on industrial strategy by backing the British manufacturing sector and calling for the strategy to recognise the long-term benefits of the UK’s strengths in Industry 4.0 – the increasing trend towards data enabled and automated manufacturing and services. As chair of the APMG and member of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee Chris has long been a supporter of an over-arching and coherent industrial strategy.

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    Successful event on the German Manufacturing-Skills system hosted in parliament

    The APMG teamed up with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skills and Education to host a brilliantly informative event on the Manufacturing-Skills system in Germany. Chaired by APMG vice-chair John Stevenson MP, the discussion ranged from the current issues facing the apprenticeship system in the UK, to the role of the German Chamber of Commerce, to the potential for a skills-gap to develop in light of the UK exiting the EU. Read more here....

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    Panel at APGDA launch
    Panel at APGDA launch

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    APPG on Data Analytics is Launched

    A new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics (APGDA) was launched at an event in Portcullis House, chaired by Daniel Zeichner MP the group promises to be a hub for 'Big Data' policy activities in Westminster. There are three pillars to the group. First, what can be done to help UK business prosper, aid investment decisions and define the boundaries of competition. Second, to inform and empower the public on the collection and use of personal data, so they are willing participants in the new age. Third, to develop a world class education division to deliver a skills base to give the UK a leading role in the worldwide use and exploitation of data. Read more here...

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    APMG holds UK manufacturing summer reception

    This July, the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group held its much-anticipated summer reception in the Houses of Parliament. Speakers included: David Gauke MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Kevin Brennan MP, Shadow Minister for Trade, Investment, and Intellectual Property; and Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, Chair of EEF.

    To find out more, please visit our event page below.

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    Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea joins Manufacturing Commission as new Chair

    Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, a cross-bench peer, has expressed his delight at joining the Manufacturing Commission as its new Chair.

    With a background in manufacturing, and co-founder of Cobra Beer, an Indian beer brand manufactured in the United Kingdom and China, Lord Bilimoria is looking forward to getting involved with the research of the Commission.

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    New report - 'Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable'

    The Manufacturing Commission launched its newest inquiry report, 'Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable', ahead of the Paris COP21 talks, in which it outlines vital measures that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.

    Find out more about the report and download it on the link below.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) exists to encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside of Parliament.