UK’s green economy four times larger than manufacturing sector, says report

UK’s green economy four times larger than manufacturing sector, says report

Exclusive: Analysis reveals more than 1.2 million people are currently employed in low carbon industry

The UK’s low carbon economy is now worth more than £200bn, four times the size of the country’s manufacturing sector, with growth expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to new analysis.

Despite what experts say has been lacklustre and patchy support from central government, the analysis found more than 75,000 businesses from wind turbine manufacturers to recycling plants employ more than 1.2 million people in the green economy.

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