Policy & Press

WE PROVIDE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO GOVERNMENT, THE MEDIA, INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND THE PUBLIC.

Latest Press REleases

Latest reports and policy statements

  • Increasing capacity: Putting Britain's railways back on track

    This report complements and builds upon the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Transport Congestion Challenge paper (Nov 2015), using the expertise of our Railway Division membership active throughout the UK rail industry.

  • Manufacturing prospects report

    The Institution and BDO accountants and business advisers carried out a survey that questioned manufacturing companies to ask their opinions on the likely effects of Brexit on their businesses.

  • Engineering a future outside the EU: securing the best outcome for the UK

    This report hails the government’s renewed focus on industrial strategy as a major opportunity to help the UK compete on the world stage, but warns that Brexit must not restrict access to engineering skills from across Europe.

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Our Themes

We focus on providing thought leadership across six critical engineering themes.

  • Education

    Inspiring, preparing and supporting tomorrow’s engineers, and raising the profile of engineering and engineering careers.

  • Energy

    Promoting sustainable energy use and engineering sustainable supply to support our economy and modern lifestyles.

  • Environment

    Promoting economic growth while mitigating and adapting to climate change and the depletion of natural resources.

  • Healthcare

    Promoting health, fitness and wellbeing in a growing and ageing population through technology and engineering.

  • Manufacturing

    Supporting the engineers, encouraging new technology and boosting the supply chain to contribute to a prosperous and growing manufacturing sector.

  • Transport

    Promoting safe, efficient, integrated transport systems with minimal congestion and reduced emissions.

Press coverage

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