Our LEP loves to take credit – often for the most tenuous reasons – but will it take criticism?
“The South West has haemorrhaged more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs in the past decade, a new study by GMB has shown.
The figures were discussed at GMB’s annual Congress in Plymouth between June 4 and 6. …
In 2006 the South West supported 294,400 permanent and temporary manufacturing jobs – almost 12% of the all jobs in the region.
By 2016, that had slumped to just 243,100 or 9% of the total.