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    APMG Discusses Future of UK Manufacturing After the Customs Union

    On Thursday 2nd November the APMG met to discuss the future of UK manufacturing after the UK leaves the customs union. Chaired by APMG vice-chair Baroness Burt, and with panelists Namali Mackay of the EEF and Prof L. Alan Winters of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, the discussion was very fruitful with a strong attendance by parliamentarians and manufacturers.

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    BEIS Minister Addresses APMG ‘Reception for UK Manufacturing’ in the House of Lords

    On the afternoon of Monday 17th July the APMG and EEF co-hosted a parliamentary summer reception for British manufacturers on the House of Lords river terrace. The event was attended by over 100 manufacturers and industry figures, meeting to network and discuss the political issues facing manufacturing today.

    The APMG was also pleased to welcome the Under-Secretary of State for BEIS and Minister for Energy & Industry, Richard Harrington MP to give the keynote address and to bring our manufacturing members together with a key individual at the heart of developing the government’s industrial strategy. 

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    Chris Green MP Elected Co-chair of the APMG

    At the Annual General Meeting of the APMG on 11th July Chris Green MP was elected as co-chair of the manufacturing group alongside Barry Sheerman MP. Chris is the Conservative Party member of parliament for Bolton West and has been a vice-chair of the APMG since his election to parliament in 2015. Prior to becoming an MP, Chris was an engineer and has continued activity in this area sitting on the Science and Technology Select Committee from 2015-17. 

    Chris has been a champion for manufacturing in parliament, particularly looking at the areas of research & development. He has recently asked questions in parliament on the succesor to Horizon 2020 science and engineering funding, and questioning the government's commitment to raising R&D spend to 2.4% of GDP. We look forward to working with Chris on issues surrounding Brexit and the Industrial Strategy over the coming months.

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    New Vice-Chairs of the APMG Elected at Annual General Meeting

    On the 11th July the parliamentary members of the APMG met to elect the officers of the group. Apart from our colleagues who unfortunately lost their seats in the 2017 general election, all vice-chairs were re-elected alongside three new cross-party parliamentarians. Our newest officers are Drew Hendry MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Baroness Burt, former Liberal Democrat Business, Energy and Industrial Stategy Spokesperson, and Ian Lucas MP, former Under Secretary of State for Business and Regulatory Reform.

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    Vauxhall, Made in Yorkshire and Made in the Midlands join the APMG

    We are pleased to announce that Vauxhall motors, as well as Made in Yorkshire and Made in the Midlands have joined the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group as associate members. We look forward to welcoming them to our events over the coming months.

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    Government Triggers Article 50 - Read the APMG's Negotiating Recommendations

    Last week Theresa May triggered article 50 firing the starting gun on two years of some of the most challenging negotiations the British government have ever engaged in.

    At the beginning of 2017 the APMG consulted with our members on their views around Brexit to build a series of recommendations on what the governments negotiating priorities should be - this was submitted to the Exiting the EU Select Committee inquiry. This report has now been published, and you can read the APMG policy recommendations here.

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    Parliamentarians, Manufacturers, and International Trade Experts Debate Future of Exporting After Brexit

    In a lively debate in the Houses of Parliament, members of the British and European Parliaments come together with an audience of 120 British manufacturers and international trade experts to discuss the future of the UK’s trading relationship with Europe and the rest of the world.

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    Britain's Future Workforce: APMG and APGSE co-host panel on skills and the industrial strategy

    On Tuesday 21st February, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Manufacturing and Skills & Employment were proud to host a panel discussion with leading parliamentarians on skills and the industrial strategy.

    Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, debated and examined the role of skills in the new industrial strategy with special guest Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor of the Financial Times.

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    Industrial Strategy Builds on Manufacturing Commission Report on Industrial Evolution

    On Monday 23rd January the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released a substantial green paper setting out the governments approach to reforming British industry. This green paper set out 10 broad-ranging 'pillars' that together constitute the departments Industrial Strategy. 

    Several of these pillars, and the detail in the governments green paper, build significantly upon the recommendations within the Manufacturing Commissions last report on 'Industrial Evolution'authored by Prof. Steve Evans of the Institute for Manufacturing and Chi Onwurah MP the shadow minister for Industrial Strategy. Some of the recommendations, especially around energy efficiency, decarbonisation, and publicly funded R&D, are addressed significantly by the government.

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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.