Industrial Strategy

'Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future', now a White Paper, sets out the five foundations (Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places) that will boost economic growth and productivity in a post-Brexit nation. Local versions of the strategy are being developed in-line with regional need, addressing skills shortages and priority growth areas.

Skills and education will play a vital role in realising the strategy, with universities at the heart of local plans, ensuring that provision is aligned to industry standards and employers can access a skilled workforce, as well as contributing to the social mobility agenda.