News from the UK Government

24 January 2017

Building our Industrial Strategy - Take part in the consultation

BEIS are building a modern Industrial Strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the UK.

Our economy has great strengths, but while many people, places and businesses are thriving, opportunities and growth are still spread unevenly across the country.

They want to build on our strengths to enable all parts of the country to succeed: helping to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the UK.

The Industrial Strategy is a vital part of the Plan for Britain set out by the Prime Minister last week. It will drive growth right across the United Kingdom, using major new investments in infrastructure and research to drive prosperity - creating more high-skilled, high paid jobs and opportunities. The green paper also sets out plans to strengthen institutions in each part of the country to support their specific strengths - whether it’s building up local trade bodies, or creating new educational institutions, making it easier for business to access finance outside London or getting a stronger business voice into local government.

Business & Energy Secretary Greg Clark said:

“This is an important step in building a modern, dynamic industrial strategy that will improve living standards and drive economic growth across the whole country. A modern British Industrial Strategy must build on the UK's strengths and extend excellence into the future; close the gap between the the UK's most productive companies, industries, places and people and the rest; and ensure we are one of the most competitive places in the world to start and grow a business.  

"We are inviting businesses and workers to contribute to this vision to help us create a high-skilled economy where every place can meet its potential."


The green paper sets out how they propose to build their industrial strategy. It is not intended to be the last word, but to start a consultation.

They hope anyone with an interest will respond. They welcome your comments as part of a broad discussion on the approach and ideas they have set out, in order to make the industrial strategy effective in delivering an economy that works for everyone.

You may take part in the online survey here

If you would prefer not to respond online, you can respond by email to, or to the following postal address:

Industrial Strategy Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street