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.



Read: EEF’s submission to Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation
EEF have welcomed the renewed focus of industrial strategy from the government and while the intent and the foundations of the strategy outlined in the green paper have garnered support from manufacturers, there are some missing elements to the framework which we would wish to see addressed in the forthcoming white paper and we outline in our submission.

Read: Manufacturing Ambitions – an industrial strategy for a stronger economy
This report gives an overview of what manufacturers are looking to achieve and what success metrics we think government should have for their industrial strategy. 

Watch: EEF gives evidence on industrial strategy to Parliament 
Our Chief Economist gave evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee’s inquiry on industrial strategy.


Manufacturer? Tell us your view – what would make a difference to your success?
You can tell us what you think about industrial strategy by email: or Twitter: @EEF_Economists

Our view on the 10 industrial strategy pillars


The industrial strategy has landed – our initial overview

Industrial strategy: we break it down and ask for your views

 Pillar 1: Science, research and innovation  Innovation at the heart of UK Industrial Strategy
 Pillar 2: Developing Skills  Skills in the spotlight in Government's Industrial Strategy
 Pillar 3: Upgrading infrastructure The importance of infrastructure to UK manufacturing

Will the industrial strategy sort out infrastructure?
 Pillar 4: Supporting businesses to start and grow  
A strategic approach to supporting growing businesses
 Pillar 5: Improving procurement  
 Pillar 6: Encouraging trade and FDI  
Trade and investment – please, businesses, can we have some more?
 Pillar 7: Affordable energy and clean growth Delivering affordable energy and clean growth - what needs to happen next?
 Pillar 8: Cultivating world leading sectors

Five burning questions about sector deals that the Industrial Strategy green paper does not answer

How to approach putting together a Sector Deal

 Pillar 9: Driving growth across the country  Fixing place based challenges with an industrial strategy
Pillar 10: Bringing together sectors [8] and places [9]  Do we need more institutions at the local level to support sectors?



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