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Industrial Strategy Commission

(2 November 2017)

This week the Industrial Strategy Commission launched its final report at the Resolution Foundation Offices in London where Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gave a keynote speech.

The Commission is a joint initiative by Humanities-based Policy@Manchester and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield.

Outlining plans for a strong commitment to industrial strategy, the report calls for urgent new thinking, new policies and new government institutions along with a ‘universal basic infrastructure’ and a focus on place, health and education.

The report seeks to shape the design of the industrial strategy and steer it towards a policy framework that can ensure future success. It states that the UK’s people, places and businesses will only achieve their potential if there is a complete overhaul of how the government views industrial strategy.

To be successful, the report argues that the new industrial strategy must be an ambitious long-term plan with a positive vision for the UK and it must be rethought as a broad, long-term and non-partisan commitment to strategic management of the economy.

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