Government’s Industrial Strategy
Government has now published its Industrial Strategy Green Paper setting out both the strategy to address longterm challenges to the UK economy and inviting repsonses to a formal consultation. There are ten ‘pillars’ underpinning the strategy and the green paper sets out the proposed approach and some early actions which government is committed to take. Proposals include
• £170 million of new capital funding to establish prestigious Institutes of Technology
• Plans to use the successful free school model to expand the provision of specialist maths education across the country
• Action to tackle shortages of STEM skills
• Testing ambitious new approaches to encourage lifelong learning
The consultation closes on 17 April.
Find out more: The industrial Strategy on GOV.UK. at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/building-our-industrial-strategy