Press release

IET reacts to Industrial Strategy White Paper

27 November 2017

Dr Joanna Cox, Head of Policy at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), reacts to the Government's Industrial Strategy White Paper.

"The Government’s continued focus on industrial strategy is a crucial and very welcome step towards engineering an economy that works for all. The success of the strategy will be critical for the future of the UK. It should provide an essential opportunity to build a shared vision - across Government, industry and society - for the UK’s new position on the global stage following its departure from the EU, and to create an accompanying policy framework that will ensure that  resources are aligned in support of this vision.

“The skills agenda is an ongoing issue but we welcome the steps the Government is taking to address the issue, although there remains much more to be done. We will work with industry to develop successful sector deals but it will be crucial for Government to keep a tighter focus on areas of high potential for the UK moving forward.”

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