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Engineers to play key role in UK's future says treasury report

A Treasury report into the long term opportunities and challenges facing the UK, outlines a strong role for civil engineers.
The report sets out the long term challenges the government must face and will inform before the Comprehensive Spending Review next summer.Among the main challenges outlined are 'the rapid pace of innovation and technological diffusion that will open up new possibilities for public services such as transport', the 'continued' need to tackle global poverty and the rise in global temperatures by 6 degrees by the end of the century.The report was produced after consultation with businesses, unions, NGOs, think tanks and academia. The Treasury said: 'Through these policy reviews and Ministerial working groups the Government will look to build on the analysis presented in thisdocument to build a consensus about future priorities and the additional investments and policy reforms required in the CSR07 years to equip Britain for the challenges ahead.'

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