Archive In light of the UK’s continued slow economic growth, should the government replace the much-criticised Regional Growth Fund with a new strategy to support industry? By Kate Cummins 9th November 2011 10:38 am 16th December 2015 12:33 pm News Aerospace Paul Fabrications extends Rolls-Royce components contract News Energy & environment SSE, Shell agree to progress project for carbon capture News Medical & healthcare Device for multiple complex immunoassays gets funding News Energy & environment Scottish renewable energy secures additional funding News Aerospace Saft wins Thales Alenia Space contract to supply satellite batteries Latest ArticlesComments (1) News Electronics & communications Magnetic lattice material promises dramatic increase in electronic device battery life News Skills and careers West Midlands tops list as most expensive area to hire engineers News Process New palm oil processing methods promise zero waste Interviews Interview: Mark Cund, Jaguar Land Rover’s autonomous vehicle control chief Comments Anonymous 22nd November 2011 at 12:19 pm Industry may benefit from support, but what is really needed is to get three million over paid, over pensioned, non-contributing people out of the public sector, and a real reform of the massive public sector pensions costs. Released from the tyrrany of Gordon Brown’s Soviet-style centralised dysfunctional state, manufacturiing industry and the service indiustry will be able to grow to find jobs for them. Of course, this has to be done progressively, and the public sector employees won’t like having to do real jobs, but it has to be the objective. Reply Link Post a comment Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code. All comments are moderated. Click here for our guidelines.