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Posts Tagged: Industrial Strategy
David Green: Wealth extraction, not wealth creation. The Morrisons takeoever – and why government should be prepared to intervene.
A careful reading of Hayek and Adam Smith will confirm that neither was invariably opposed to state action.
George Dibb: To become a ‘science superpower’, we must learn the lessons of the vaccine success story
There is a balance to strike between the statism of the post-War era and the full-blooded free market ideology of the 1980s.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
Greg Clark: Why we formed our industrial strategy. What it achieved. And how my successor can build on it.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Stephen O’Brien: The challenge of converting world-class research into British economic success. Here’s an example than works.
We should double down on Product Development Partnerships, which are alive and well in the field of public health.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
Alan Mak: Industrial strategy. Focus narrowly and don’t spread thinly – concentrating on key innovative sectors.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Will Tanner: Covid and vaccines. Imagine what would have happened if we’d junked intervention – and opted instead for laissez faire.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
George Freeman: The industrial strategy reforms I led helped to deliver Britain’s vaccine success. Now for the next phase.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.