Defence News – Early September 2021

The UK Government is being urged to channel the innovation in the defence sector across UK manufacturing, maximising the benefits and future technological opportunities for the rest of the economy, according to a major report published .

According to the Make UK Defence and Raytheon UK report Defence: Opportunity, resilience and prosperity,  the defence sector makes a dynamic contribution to the UK economy, accounting for £12bn GVA and employing, directly or indirectly through supply chains, over 200,000 highly skilled employees. The sector is also heavily concentrated in areas which will be critical to the levelling-up agenda, as well as the wider Government agenda of increasing exports, creating good jobs and transitioning to net zero.

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