GBSLEP Response to Industrial Strategy Green Paper

On 23rd January, the Government launched its Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy. This consultation document set out a broad vision for industrial strategy across the country, focused on ten pillars of activity, seeking responses to the proposals by 17th April 2017.

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership very much welcomes the approach of setting out a clear Industrial Strategy for the UK economy and we have worked closely with partners, including the West Midlands Combined Authority, our neighbouring LEPs and the Midlands Engine in developing our responses.  In our response, we have stressed to Government the importance that this be a long term strategy, to provide certainty for our businesses, and that it is important it takes account of local market strengths that contribute to local and national economic growth, not solely focus on large scale, national sectors.  Our formal response to the consultation can be found here