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Making Scotland's Future - recovery plan for manufacturing consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on Making Scotland's Future - a draft recovery plan for manufacturing which proposes a set of actions for delivery over the next 12 months which has been designed with industry, public sector, trade union and academia.

In line with the report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery, which recommended that bespoke sector recovery plans are put in place, Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan for Manufacturing - Draft for consultation proposes a series of actions for public agencies, industry and academia to take forward by the end of 2021. These proposals are designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for the manufacturing sector across four inter-dependent priority areas: Collaboration and networks; Supply chains and competitiveness; Adaptation and transformation; and Skills and workforce.

Common to each area of work is a commitment to putting sustainable manufacturing at the heart of the sector’s recovery. This is not just the right thing to do in the face of the climate emergency, but a win-win for the sector too: reducing companies’ emissions and costs; and ensuring Scottish manufacturing can compete in domestic and global markets as low carbon products become increasingly attractive to consumers and buyers.

The proposals will be the subject of rapid engagement with the sector’s stakeholders over the next two months, before being finalised in early 2021. The period of consultation on the proposed actions within the publication begins today (4 December 2020) and will close on 15 January 2021. Feedback can be provided through a questionnaire on Citizen Space and, additionally, any further feedback not covered in this form is welcome and can be provided through the email address at the bottom of this page.

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

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