New Industrial strategy white paper
Plenty for engineering services...
05 December 2017
At the end of November, the Government issued its 250-page Industrial Strategy white paper. Broadly, the Strategy outlines how the Government aims to work with the private sector to boost the UK economy by using technological and other innovation, and increasing business productivity.
There is plenty in the new Strategy of significant interest to the engineering services sector. For example, a series of plans to support business growth, skills, new infrastructure, clean technology and energy efficiency - and a new ‘Sector Deal’ with construction (and hinting at more to follow), which will look to increase skills, digitisation and whole life value.
In many key areas, the new Strategy reflects and supports current ECA positions, and we will be analysing the detail, and engaging with government and industry partners, on the Strategy in the coming months.