£700m Contribution to UK economy From South West Food
Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary of the Treasury visited multiple food manufacturers in Cornwall recently. And during her visit, she showed that both agricultural and food exports are continuing to grow for the fourth year in a row. During the first 3 months of 2018, around £175 million worth of agricultural goods were exported from the South West to the entire world.
For the past year, the total amount of food exports from the South West alone was £700 million in total, a testament to the hard work that people in the SW region put in their agricultural projects.
In addition, the SW also has the second lowest unemployment rate, yet another thing that further boosts this approach. Another thing to note is that since 2010 the government worked hard to help businesses grow and expand. They cut the corporate tax, and now we can see some of the generated growth in that perspective.
While we still have quite a lot of 2018 to look forward to, the initial sales are very promising. And the South West food exports might very well surpass the £700 million total from last year, which is extremely exciting!
Want to know more? Click the links below for other coverage.
South West Food Exports Contribute 700M To UK Economy by The Manufacturer
700 Million South West Food Exports Are Vital To Economic Success via GOV News
10-point action plan to inspire next generation in Engineering UK
Future generations of engineers are constantly trying to find creative solutions to the current problems. But of course, they also have to think about growth, so creating a solid action plan may very well be right up their alley in this situation.
- The government needs to promote the idea of generating work experience via “taster
days”. A lot of new engineers lack that and finding a new job is very hard for them.
- Companies need to implement some practice days for students as the means to figure
out how an engineer works on the field and so on.
- Politicians have to focus on championing the work experience placements.
4. Local communities need to show support and promote the local career fairs.
- It’s crucial to have all the necessary career information online. Future engineers are avid
web users too, so it’s a lot easier for them to fully comprehend the situation and requirements.
- Engineering students need additional funds from the government, especially since they
travel away from home or their region for a long time.
- Politicians need to create more education colleges that have a focus on engineering
- Companies have to work alongside the education providers to offer immediate work
- The government and the engineering industry need to offer more information about the
career opportunities, all while delivering improved education too.
- Companies and the government alike have to focus on championing technology and
design at every school.
One thing is certain, these ideas will help promote better engineering jobs for all upcoming students. And in the end, if we invest in the future engineers, we will only help ourselves as we grow towards a better tomorrow!
For more information, see the original articles below:
10 Point Action Plan To Inspire Next Gen and Engineering Campaign Launched by Engineering UK