News Categories: Industrial Strategy

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General election 2017 and the incompleteness of industrial strategy

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Craig Berry argues that industrial strategy is the Achilles heel of British economic statecraft, but the radical approaches promised by both the Conservatives and Labour fall short of a transformative agenda.

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New Policy Institute 'An Industrial Strategy for a post-Brexit Britain'

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The report argues that the Industrial Strategy needed by the UK: is about the supply side, with a special focus on labour as the element most impacted by Brexit; should concern itself with the whole of industry; should adopt rising labour productivity, industry by industry, as its goal, supported by greater equality of outcome in […]

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Regional inequality, regional policy and progressive regionalism

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Part of the Soundings Futures series, the first part of this article is an assessment of the scale of regional inequalities in Britain and the failures of the orthodox policy initiatives that have been advanced to address them. The main weaknesses of successive policy shifts have been that: overall expenditure has simply been inadequate to […]

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Re-inventing regional policy for post-Brexit Britain

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With Brussels and London having radically different attitudes to regional policy, Professor Kevin Morgan looks at what lies ahead for UK regional policy post Brexit. In a two-part blog, he argues that when the reign of EU regional policy ends in 2020, there is a real opportunity to build on the best features of European […]

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation 'Industrial Strategy must improve prospects of poorest places post Brexit'

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UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee: 'Government's Industrial Strategy could do more to reflect Brexit opportunities'

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‘The Science and Technology Committee welcomes the Government’s industrial strategy Green Paper, but it could give more room for discussing its links with Brexit. That means that the industrial strategy is not yet being fully configured to shape our Exit negotiations, but it will also have to be progressively updated to reflect the results of those […]

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Why don’t we see growth up and down the country?

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This Centre for Cities briefing argues that: Different parts of the economy – city centres, suburbs, hinterlands and rural areas – offer different things to business. And this influences the type of businesses they attract and grow. Cities inherently offer businesses a greater number of benefits because of a process known as agglomeration. But some […]

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Brexit: A new industrial strategy and rules on state aid

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Nicholas Crafts argues that ‘depending on the outcome of negotiations, Brexit potentially changes the rules that govern the use of industrial policy. The UK government has in mind risky policy reforms that appear to be incompatible with EU rules on state aid. This column argues that this is an unheralded downside of a hard Brexit.’

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10 ideas for a successful place-based industrial strategy

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The Centre for Cities set out 10 ideas on how the Government can develop an industrial strategy which recognises the significance of place as the organising framework for the UK economy, and which builds on the diverse roles that different places play within it.  

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Rethink manufacturing: A UK strategy for Industry 4.0

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KPMG has commissioned this research among leading manufacturing executives from large organisations, to understand how they anticipate Brexit will impact them – and what are their highest priorities for a long-term and coherent industrial strategy from the UK government. KPMG rethink-manufacturing-a-new-uk-industrial-strategy

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VIDEO: The Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP speaks at Policy Exchange’s Industrial Strategy conference

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Watch The Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy deliver a speech and answer questions at Policy Exchange’s ‘Developing a Modern Industrial Strategy’ conference.

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Localis report: 'The Making of an Industrial Strategy'

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This report makes the case for a locally-led industrial strategy. It argues that to turn a national industrial strategy into local economic renewal, places and their leaders should be provided the space and powers by government to lead from the front. In short places should take control of their local industrial strategy, with greater influence over the […]

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Midlands Engine Strategy

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HM Government argues that: “The Midlands Engine Strategy is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to making the Midlands a powerful engine for economic growth. Stretching from Shropshire to Lincolnshire, with the M1, M6, and most of our major railway lines running through it, the Midlands sits at the very heart of the UK economy. Building […]

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Industrial Strategy: First Review

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The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This Report focuses on whether the Government’s proposed industrial strategy can help build a more equal, more productive, more competitive, more innovative and higher skilled […]

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A Global Britain: From local startups to international markets

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Tech and digital policy for skills, investment & trade COADEC (the Coalition for the Digital Economy) put forward recommendations on skills, talent, investment and trade to inform the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy in the post-Brexit context.

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City Talks: what does a modern industrial strategy actually look like?

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Andrew Carter (Centre for Cities) discusses the UK Government’s new Industrial Strategy and what it could mean for UK cities, with former Business Secretary Rt Hon Vince Cable, Nesta’s Director of Innovation Policy and Futures Louise Marston, and Gavin Kelly from the Resolution Trust.

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Reactions to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper - press roundup

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Two weeks ago the UK government unveiled its proposals for a new industrial strategy, one which promises ‘to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country.’ As the dust settles on the announcement, press reaction to the 132-page Green Paper has been lukewarm. The Financial Times reports […]

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Steps Towards an Industrial Strategy

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Richard Jones is a Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield, and a Council Member of EPSRC.

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Business Secretary announces industrial strategy investment in science, research and innovation

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The Business and Energy Secretary has announced that government is backing 125 cutting-edge research and development projects across the country.  

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Industrial Strategy: for a more prosperous, fairer Britain

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The Industrial Communities Alliance’s priorities for the UK Industrial Strategy Industrial Communities Alliance_industrial_strategy

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What does Brexit mean for UK Automotive and Industrial Policy?

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Chapter forthcoming in: David Bailey and Leslie Budd (eds.), The Political Economy of Brexit. Agenda Publishing. Bailey De Propris What does Brexit mean for UK automotive and industrial policy

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Developing a modern Industrial Strategy: 10 Pillars

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HM Government’s ’10 Pillars’ industrial-strategy-10-pillars

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HM Government Green Paper 'Building our Industrial Strategy'

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“We want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. Our aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. This green paper sets out our approach and some early actions we have committed to take. It is not intended […]

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The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech

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Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Plan for Britain, including the 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit.

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