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Speech by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to the Institute of Directors annual conference 2016.

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Green growth requires green technologies: production techniques that economize on exhaustible resources and emit fewer greenhouse gases. The availability of green technologies both lowers social costs in the transition to a green growth path and helps achieve a satisfactory rate of material progress under that path. The theoretical case in favour of using industrial policy […]

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As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, the TUC argues in their action plan that the first priority is to protect jobs and defend the living standards of working people. TUC proposes specific actions which can be taken immediately or in the coming weeks, with regard to: • protecting jobs, apprenticeships and livelihoods […]

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Those in the Westminster commentariat who continue to cast doubt on the Prime Minister’s commitment to the idea of a Northern Powerhouse need to look a little more carefully at the evidence before indulging us with their wishful thinking. Both at Prime Minister’s Questions and in her Yorkshire Post letter Theresa May has explicitly affirmed […]

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Policy hasn’t ignored the struggles of those cities that were more likely to vote to leave the EU, far from it. It simply hasn’t had the desired impact.

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Five ways the Government’s commitment to a new industrial strategy can make the most of devolution.  

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For Labour, the risk is nothing short of extinction, warns Ed Cox.

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Encouraging economic growth “up and down the country” has been put front and centre of Theresa May’s ambitions for her premiership, to be achieved by a renewed emphasis on industrial policy. This paper provides an in-depth picture of the geographical and industrial make-up of the national economy, and argues that supporting growth in urban areas will be pivotal to achieving Theresa […]

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Industrial policy rarely features in analysis of post-crisis economic policy change in Britain, despite manufacturing featuring centrally in the ‘rebalancing’ narrative espoused by elites since 2008. The article seeks to interrogate the character of recent governments’ approaches to industrial policy and manufacturing industries. It does so through the prism of Peter Hall’s ‘three orders of […]

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Theresa May has expressed her support for a modern industrial strategy. As she created her first Cabinet, Mrs May pushed this agenda further forward by recasting the former BIS as a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The TUC has long championed the case for such an industrial strategy and this development is […]

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Policy brief drawing on a brainstorming workshop held on 21st March 2016. This policy brief presents an overview of the points raised during, and conclusions from, a ‘brainstorming’ workshop on the implications of a possible Brexit on Cohesion Policy and on the UK regions in receipt of funding from the policy. The workshop was held […]

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This commentary discusses the relevant implications arising from the Brexit debate with regard to the pharmaceutical industry. The journey to definitive Brexit will take time. Nevertheless, it poses important questions for those who bear responsibility for setting the tone in pharmaceutical research and business.

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Employment and labour market regulation initially appeared as one of the solid red lines in the UK’s renegotiation of the country’s place in the EU. The basic argument is that the UK’s more deregulated labour market would sit uneasily in the more organised models, based on statutory instruments or collective bargaining, found on the continent. […]

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This conference provides an intellectual and policy-relevant platform for scholars around the world to address the new and emerging challenges facing cities and regions. The global economic slowdown poses major concerns to many territories – through shortfalls in employment, household incomes, corporate profitability and tax revenues. The steel industry has been one of the hardest […]

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Speech from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, speaking at Conservative Party Conference at The ICC, Birmingham on 3rd October 2016

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In the wake of the vote to leave the European Union it seems likely that the UK will adopt a new immigration regime, moving away from the current free movement of people within the EU and possibly extending the current points-based-system that applies to those outside the European Union. Given the government’s promise to bring […]

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Nissan’s announcement and questions about a deal show why the government must quickly set out a clear industrial strategy plan.  

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Whether a ‘Brexit’ would threaten the United Kingdom’s national security has become a central theme in the run-up to the in/out referendum on EU membership. Although national security has been a central facet of both the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ campaigns thus far, there has been little mention of the implications of a Brexit for UK […]

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