May’s industrial strategy – red flags and green lights

It comes as a surprise to nobody that the UK is facing a productivity crisis. Having already lagged considerably behind other OECD countries before 2008, the gap has only widened in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The government’s industrial strategy, unveiled earlier this week, is the latest attempt to address this. Met with cautiousRead more

The government’s Modern Industrial Strategy

Standing on the threshold of Number 10 in July last year, Mrs May pledged to fight the “burning injustices” plaguing British society, to expand opportunity for all and to allow people to “go as far as your talents will take you”. Today her government published the Modern Industrial Strategy green paper, in a milestone towardsRead more

Clark and the cities

Last week’s Government and Opposition reshuffles saw a wide-ranging shift of personnel and policy briefs as all three parties begin to set out their teams in the lead-up to the 2015 election. With Norman Baker replacing Jeremy Browne at the Home Office, both the Housing Minister and his Shadow (Mark Prisk and Jack Dromey, respectively)Read more