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.
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:
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.
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.
Local Industrial Strategy
Ensuring robust governance is in place to support local areas to play their part.
Sector Deals and Grand Challenges
Pushing Government to sign ambitious sector deals that enable industry sectors to achieve investment, innovation and growth ambitions.
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
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