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Logistics UK welcomes Business Secretary’s Advanced Manufacturing Plan to “continue development of zero emissions technology”

Plans to build on British excellence in advanced manufacturing to secure long-term private investment, create high-paid jobs and build a solid platform to net zero have been unveiled by Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch this week (26 Nov).

The landmark Advanced Manufacturing Plan (AMP) will offer certainty to business by committing more than £4.5 billion in targeted funding to back the long-term future of the automotive, aerospace, clean energy and life sciences industries, and including support for batteries and industries undergoing fundamental changes to remain at the forefront of the global transition to net zero. 

“Given the importance of decarbonisation to the logistics industry, we welcome further investment in advanced manufacturing in the UK, including batteries, to support and continue the development of zero emissions technology,” said Logistics UK’s Deputy Director of Policy, Michelle Gardner.

Government says the plan will ensure the UK uses its competitive advantage in manufacturing to become a world leader in the development of zero emissions technology and, given our world-leading track record on decarbonisation, will also see us well placed to seize opportunities in the new global green economy. 

“The UK recently overtook France to become the world’s eighth largest manufacturing economy,” said Business Secretary, Kemi Badenoch. “The Advanced Manufacturing Plan will build on that success by targeting funding at where we have a competitive advantage.  

“Industry wants a stable, long-term plan that has support for cutting edge technologies and a trade policy that delivers. The Advanced Manufacturing Plan does precisely that, securing the highly-skilled jobs of the future and driving economic growth.” 

Published On: 30/11/2023 14:30:00


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