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What is behind productivity problems in manufacturing and engineering?

The EEF survey is looking at productivity in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Picture: Jonty Wilde

The EEF survey is looking at productivity in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Picture: Jonty Wilde

Jonty Wilde

Manufacturing and engineering businesses in Norfolk are being urged to share their thoughts about productivity for a project being conducted by an industry body.

The EEF is asking for feedback from businesses in the sectors to help it build a greater understanding of why productivity in the UK has flatlined.

From its research it hopes to develop solutions to help businesses boost their productivity.

The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) group is encouraging its members to get involved.

Between 2000 and 2007 UK productivity grew by 4.7%, outperforming national competition, but over the past 11 years productivity growth has dropped to less than 1%. Labelled the productivity puzzle, its effects have stretched across sectors.

Businesses wishing to get involved in the EEF survey should email jsharman@hethelinnovation.com.


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