CITY VIEWS: WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY TO BUY SOMETHING MADE IN BRITAIN?

MARK WILLIAMS | PEEL HUNT

“No. What an absurd idea. Items should be made in countries that have a competitive advantage. Making goods in the UK is ridiculous, unless they are specialised high-value items.”

RICHARD THOMAS | GATEHOUSE BANK

“No. It might work for tourists but it is unlikely to appeal to British consumers. For that reason, I think a bigger ‘Made in Britain’ label is unlikely to boost manufacturing in this country.”

KEVIN SHEPHERD | BACB

“Well, Britain did once have a reputation for high quality items, although I’m not sure if that’s still the case. I do find overseas items break easily though, and it could boost UK manufacturing.”