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To all of our BGA Members, I am sure your interest has already been piqued by the Governments recently published Green Paper “Building our Industrial Strategy” and we would like to bring your attention to the open consultation.

Our diverse Membership represents the beating heart of the UK Industrial sector we feel that this would be a great opportunity for Members to shape the Industrial future of the UK. As such we would encourage you to get involved with the consultation on the issues raised.

From the Government Website:

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

We hope anyone with an interest will respond. We want to hear from every part of the country, every sector of industry and businesses of every size – and from the people who work in them and use them.”

Please see a summary of the Green Paper from the National Measurement System Programmes Manager below.

“This Green Paper sets out the Government’s approach to developing a modern industrial strategy to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. The aim is to establish an industrial policy for the long-term – to provide a policy framework against which major public and private sector investment decisions can be made with confidence.

You will see that the UK’s strengths in science, research and innovation are at the heart of the industrial strategy, recognising that research and innovation leads to new products, services and better ways of doing business and is key to economic growth and UK competitiveness. The Green Paper consults on the priorities for the additional £4.7 billion investment in R&D by 2020-21 announced in the Autumn Statement. These include the priority challenges that could be addressed through the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and how we can support science and innovation strengths across the country, build the pipeline of skills and talent needed to deliver our ambition in science, research and innovation and ensure we have the infrastructure and institutions for a world-leading innovation base.”

The Green Paper and details of forthcoming engagement are available at GOV.UK: Developing a modern industrial strategy.

And you can submit your responses to the consultation questions at Citizen Space: Building Our Industrial Strategy.

Responses can also be sent by email (industrial.strategy@beis.gov.uk) or to the following address:

Industrial Strategy Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Responses should be submitted by 17 April 2017.

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