Some inroads made after ten years of the Industrial Policy Action Plan

Ramping up production in the automotive sector, resuscitating the ailing tooling industry and boosting the clothing, textiles, leather and footwear industries are among successes the government has listed in its review of ten years of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap). Despite a challenging few years for manufacturing, the Ipap 2018 has outlined programmes that have done well, with the automotive sector leading the pack.  Other sectors it has supported have made inroads.