The report argues that the Industrial Strategy needed by the UK:

  • is about the supply side, with a special focus on labour as the element most impacted by Brexit;
  • should concern itself with the whole of industry;
  • should adopt rising labour productivity, industry by industry, as its goal, supported by greater equality of outcome in skills, opportunities and earnings;
  • should be owned (in England) by the city regions and/or LEPs, with a supporting national infrastructure overseen by a National Economic Council

NPI An_Industrial_Strategy_for_a_post-Brexit_Britain

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