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UK manufacturers lay out manifesto for next government

26 February, 2015

•  The UK's energy infrastructure should be renewed to maximise opportunities for UK supply chains

•  The EU Emissions Trading Scheme must be reformed to prevent carbon leakage

•  UK domestic decarbonisation policy must be reformed to deliver the required energy efficiency improvements

3.     Cutting the cost of doing business

•  The carbon price floor should be removed as soon as fiscally possible

•  The compensation scheme for renewable electricity should be introduced as soon as possible

•  New targets should be set for deregulation, including for regulations originating in the EU

•  The recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority review of SME banking should be implemented

•  A long-term commitment to fund the British Business Bank

•  The establishment of an Office for Resource Management

4.     Better support for growing businesses

•  Funding for Innovate UK and Science should be protected

•  Funding for the HVM Catapult Centres must be maintained

•  Support for exporters must be maintained through UKTI funding

•  Introduce incentives to capture value from waste

•  Establish a centre for remanufacturing innovation and introduce incentives to encourage resource efficiency

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