It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
Posts Tagged: Manufacturing
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
Jack Richardson: Green policy as security policy. And why we shouldn’t let China corner the market in new technologies.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
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.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Re-shoring energy production and re-opening quarries and mines can offer national prosperity, strategic security, and meaningful work.
The ‘rules of origin’ requirements give us a chance to reshore much of the supply chain – and the skilled jobs it creates – for our automotive industry.
With Brexit done and vaccinations continuing, a major mission will be Johnson’s commitment to deliver levellling-up.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
To make best use of public funds, we should capitalise on those sectors where we already have a world-leading position.
Neil O’Brien: Introducing the new Levelling Up Taskforce – and its first report on how we can measure progress
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.