Building our Industrial Strategy - consultation now open!

Posted on 25 January 2017 (Permalink)

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is seeking views on their approach to building a modern industrial strategy, which will deliver an economy that works for everyone.

They want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. Their aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country.

This green paper sets out the approach and some early actions they have committed to. It is not intended to be the last word, but instead to start a consultation.

The successes of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are mentioned within the green paper, as well as the greater capacity and capability planned within Academic Health Science Networks in the context of the Accelerated Access Review, published in October 2016.

The Department hopes that anyone with an interest will respond. They want to hear from every part of the country, every sector of industry and businesses of every size, including the life sciences industry, and from the people who work in them and use them.

Responses should be submitted no later than 17 April using the CitizenSpace online consultation platform. Alternatively, responses can be sent by email to, or by post to Industrial Strategy Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET.