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An Industrial Strategy for the UK: What Now?

This workshop, jointly organised by Future Economies and the IPR, supported by the British Academy, seeks to discuss the status of the UK industrial strategy.

  • 21 Jan 2019, 3.30pm to 21 Jan 2019, 6.30pm GMT
  • University of Bath in London, London, United Kingdom
  • This event is free

One year on from the publication of the government's white paper, and just a few months away from Brexit, the time is ripe to consider the status of UK industrial strategy. Join us for a discussion of where we are, and where we are going, jointly organised by Future Economies (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the Institute for Policy Research (University of Bath) with the support of the British Academy.

Over two sessions, a panel of experts will explore some of the key industrial policy topics and dilemmas: the prospects for localising industrial strategy, the value of supporting particular industries, the quest for enhanced productivity and good jobs, and the role of low-value industries. The overall aim is to map the range of policy areas that need to inform a comprehensive industrial strategy, as well as the political conditions required to sustain it.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Harrington MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; Minister for Business and Industry)
  • Rachel Reeves MP (Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee)
  • Tera Allas (McKinsey Global Institute)
  • Kate Bell (TUC)
  • Craig Berry (event convenor; Future Economies, Manchester Metropolian University)
  • Michael Jacobs (SPERI, University of Sheffield; formerly director of the Commission for Economic Justice)
  • Prof. Özlem Onaran (Director of PERC, University of Greenwich)
  • Prof. Andy Pike (Director of CURDS, Newcastle University)
  • Prof. Nick Pearce (event convenor; Director of the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath)
  • Dr. Phil Tomlinson (University of Bath)

Others speakers will be announced in due course.

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