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Engineering recovery: how defence can lead a post-Covid economy


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In this episode

Kate Andrews

The UK has the most severe economic contraction of any country, coupled with a looming unemployment crisis, as a result of the pandemic. Innovative ideas are needed more than ever to get the economy back on track. With the coming defence review - thought to be the biggest since WWII - now is the time to look at how defence, engineering and manufacturing can lead a recovery.

Kate Andrews speaks to a panel of special guests: Tony Danker, CEO of Be the Business and the incoming Director General of the CBI; Tobias Ellwood MP, Chair of the Defence Select Committee; and Charles Woodburn, CEO of BAE Systems.

Sponsored by BAE Systems.