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: 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
 Pillar 4: Supporting businesses to start and grow  
 Pillar 5: Improving procurement  
 Pillar 6: Encouraging trade and FDI  
 Pillar 7: Affordable energy and clean growth  
 Pillar 8: Cultivating world leading sectors  Five burning questions about sector deals that the Industrial Strategy green paper does not answer
 Pillar 9: Driving growth across the country  Fixing place based challenges with an industrial strategy
Pillar 10: Bringing together sectors [8] and places [9]



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