There is a desperate need for innovation & the creation of new business. The competition (far East, India etc) is unscrupulous, UK needs every advantage it can get.
Both RoHS and WEEE legislation should be removed: they are a huge impediment to small businesses introducing any sort of electronic product. They are the product of a combination of mis-guided 'green' thnking and large business who are keen to supress innovation by smaller, more nimble operations.
The green product is the quality one that lasts for a long time!