Last week’s poll: Reshoring

The phenomenon of reshoring — bringing back industrial sectors to the UK which had previously been outsourced to lower-wage economies — is beginning to attract attention. How important do you think this is?

Of the 475 readers who responded to last week’s poll on reshoring, the largest group, 30 per cent, thought that government assistance was the most important factor of this trend, saying it should be made available to companies wanting to bring their manufacturing back to the UK. According to 26 per cent, reshoring is a definite trend, although 24 per cent thought it wasn’t happening often enough to deserve that term. Meanwhile, 15 per cent thought that it would always be a marginal phenomenon, as the UK is simply no longer competitive in some sectors. Just 5 per cent felt our options did not reflect their opinion.

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Let us know what you think about these results below.