The UK has traditionally had strong integrated supply chains across industry. However, these have become fragmented due to a loss of key assets and this has resulted in supply chains that are inefficient both from a cost and a carbon perspective due to the need to import and export multiple times to produce a finished product. As a consequence the UK industry has fallen behind global competitors, as shown in Figures 11 and 12, and has failed to realise its share of global growth.

Opportunities to rebuild supply chains through onshoring or supporting investment in new technologies that support rebuilding supply chains will be identified between the Supply Chain and Regional Working Groups.