Industrial Strategy

EEF has long called for the creation of an industrial strategy and now that one is here we are determined to make it a success for the sector. Below you'll find links to publications, blogs and other resources as part of this campaign.

Intro: This is what manufacturers think about the industrial strategy white paper

May 2018 update: Decisions still needed on the industrial strategy

 

Overview - The UK's Productivity Puzzle - what's the deal

The Government's objective is to 'create an economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK' - read our overview of the current state of UK productivity.

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What we’re working on

The industrial strategy is a working document with core elements still being developed and evolved. Our current focus is on:

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Independent Industrial Strategy Council

Ensuring the Council cements business confidence in the strategy, enables more long-term policy making and is effective behind the scenes.

Our policy recommendations on what the council should do, and how, is available to read here.

 

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SME Productivity Review

Addressing productivity barriers with real-life SMEs at the centre of the review process.

Our analysis of the challenges facing UK manufacturing productivity growth can be viewed here.

 

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Local Industrial Strategy

Ensuring robust governance is in place to support local areas to play their part.

 

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Sector Deals and Grand Challenges

Pushing Government to sign ambitious sector deals that enable industry sectors to achieve investment, innovation and growth ambitions.

   

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Export Support Strategy

That takes into account globally barriers to trade and is fit for a post-Brexit economy.

 

The Government’s 5 foundations to boost productivity – useful resource blogs from the EEF team

Foundation 1 – Ideas

Creating the world's most innovative economy

The current state of process innovation within manufacturing

7 highlights from business R&D data in 2016 

Foundation 2 – People

Good jobs and greater earning power for all

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme... a career in engineering

10 key facts about apprenticeships and their importance and value to UK manufacturing

What do manufacturers think about T levels...and what exactly are they? 

Foundation 3 – Infrastructure

A major upgrade to the UK's infrastructure

UK manufacturers appraisal of infrastructure provision

How to make full fibre digital infrastructure a reality

Government gives green light to Heathrow new runway – what happens next? 

Foundation 4 – Business environment

The best place to start and grow a business

What's happening to manufacturing investment?

Transformative Sector Deal outcomes will need clear guidance from government 

Foundation 5 – Places

Prosperous communities across the UK

Time to double-down and roll out devolution to all of England

Transport is an enabler and should be the focus of devolution 

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