British Ceramic Confederation CSR

CSR SUBMISSION

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In setting the path for departmental settlements , this spending review is a vital part of the economic management of public funding , at a critical time for the economy . It will also demonstrate the commitment to the political vision , policies and pledges shaping and developing the economy and society . Put another way , it is a chance for Government to put its money where its mouth is and make clear choices about the future . While spending is governed by the departmental structure , the review can and should serve a greater purpose , tackling national challenges which stretch across departments .

Ceramics is a foundation industry . Without it ,

Government would find it very difficult to deliver the

house building , innovation and infrastructure ambitions

for the country . This spending review must consider

British ceramics manufacturers role in UK plc , and

support the sector as it reduces its carbon footprint and

contributes to a stronger economy .

The British Ceramic Confederation ’ s agenda is clear ,

whether we leave the EU with or without a deal , we

support a thriving sector , critical to the economy and

society in the UK .

Annual sales , including suppliers , are around £ 2bn with

The British Ceramic Confederation is the trade

more than £ 600m exports . Ceramics is an ever -

association for tableware , brick , tile , sanitaryware ,

increasing global market , and our innovative British

refractories and advanced ceramic companies

manufacturers can contribute even more to GDP . Our

manufacturing in Britain . Comprising 90 companies and

sector had grown by more than 9 % a year after the

employing more than 20 , 000 people , our members

previous recession and the proposals in this submission

make a wide variety of end products , vital to the supply

will boost productivity , create jobs and increase

chains for strategically important markets such as oil

innovation across the sector as it continues to grow .

and gas , aerospace , defence and healthcare .

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