Last week Philip Hammond presented his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons, prompting The Engineer to canvass its readers on what they wanted to hear from the chancellor.
A total of 41 per cent thought Hammond should prioritise public sector infrastructure, followed by 28 per cent who favoured a target of three per cent of GDP invested into R&D.
Of the remaining 31 per cent, 12 per cent thought incentives for STEM careers access a priority, and six per cent thought a cut in fuel duty should take precedence.
The remaining 13 per cent couldn’t find a fit with the options presented, opting instead for ‘none of the above’.
A round up of Hammond’s Autumn Statement can be found here.