EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, welcomes the inclusion of Industrial Strategy within new Secretary of State, Greg Clark’s remit.
Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, says: “This is a welcome move and demonstrates a new, serious purpose to this Government reflective of the times.
“Now that energy and business policy are merged, we have the makings of an industrial strategy that will focus on UK competitiveness and will provide support to our sector as it seeks to overcome the challenges and seize opportunities from the decision to leave the EU.
“In light of the challenges ahead, this move is all to the good and should prove to be a powerful tool in driving growth and delivering a more balanced economy. We look forward to working with the new Secretary of State to ensure that our sector continues to deliver jobs, growth and prosperity throughout the UK.”