3The return of manufacturing
Many of the old industries have gone and its image isstill poor, but British manufacturing has reinventeditself over the past 20 years.
Shriti Vadera, parliamentary under-secretary of statefor business and competitiveness, discusses thegovernment’s new manufacturing strategy.Alan Duncan, shadow secretary of state for business,enterprise and regulatory reform, on theConservatives’ big ideas for commerce.
Proﬁles of four British cities at the forefront of 21st-century manufacturing—Derby, Manchester,Sunderland and Reading.
16The knowledge economy
The knowledge economy is helping Britain toreindustrialise. But it also threatens to divide thecountry between “resurgent” and “stuck” cities.
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