Drones predicted to give British economy a £42bn lift by 2030

Wider use of unmanned aerial vehicles will create jobs and boost GDP by 2%, says report

Using drones to transform working practices could boost Britain’s economy by £42bn by 2030, research claims.

Increased use of drones, in sectors from construction or defence to energy or logistics, will employ hundreds of thousands of people and lift GDP by almost 2%, according to a report by accountants PwC.

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