In its recently-launched manifesto, British Glass is calling upon the government to make a series of changes, proposing solutions that focus on a long-term vision beyond the next political cycle.
Ahead of the General Election, British Glass has launched its manifesto for change, setting out measures to deliver growth, increase investment in key areas and focus on the development of manufacturing, and more specifically, glass manufacturing in the UK.
This includes building on the success of the Regional Growth fund and R&D tax credits, continuation of the employer-led Trailblazer programme for Apprenticeships, standardising and improving recycling collection and quality rates, and supporting investment in industrial energy efficiency.
The four key areas that British Glass is calling upon the government to make changes in are the following:
Industrial Growth (including manufacturing and wider business policies)
Skills and Training
Energy and Environment
Waste and Recycling
British Glass understands the challenges that the next government faces in boosting productivity and investment whilst sustaining economic growth and generating the right environment to ensure UK businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace. The Association is proposing solutions that focus on a long-term vision beyond the next political cycle. Its prosperity as a country is inextricably linked to the success of businesses and there is the need for the right policies, leadership, collaboration and thinking in place to achieve this.
British Glass and its members are committed to restoring the UK’s heritage in manufacturing excellence but this will only happen working together to achieve a common goal of what’s best for UK industry.