Buttons are just one part of a steady hollowing out of the UK’s manufacturing supply chain since the 1970s.
Why Airbus has warned that a no-deal Brexit could force the plane maker to close its UK operations.
SMEs make up 99.9% of all businesses in the UK – boosting their productivity could add billions to the post-Brexit economy.
The high cost of imports and borrowing, as well as market volatility mean manufacturers aren't in for an easy ride.
The 2008 financial crisis taught us that markets fail. But the current plight of Port Talbot's steel plant highlights how not all markets fail equally.
Why Brexit would make a recovery in UK manufacturing much more difficult.