Recent reports have shown that manufacturing in the United Kingdom is faced with a difficult end to 2015.  Forecasts have been reduced by 0.1{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34}.  Growth of 8{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} is expected next year.

It appears to me that we are becoming a nation of service businesses, many of which have no intrinsic value.  With less manufacturing being undertaken on our own shores, will there be a long term detrimental effect on our economy.  What do you think?