Latest Industrial Strategy Publications
This scoping paper — written by Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, and Head of Environment and Energy, Richard Howard — looks at the big questions surrounding a new Industrial Strategy
Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth.
Higher, Further, Faster, More calls for BIS to redirect up to £532m of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) grant to improve the quality of Further Education. Whilst acknowledging the importance of our Higher Education sector, the report points out that universities are sitting on reserves of £12.3bn at a time when 1 in 4 FE colleges could effectively go bankrupt within a year.
Latest Industrial Strategy Blogs
Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — argue that a new industrial strategy is ‘about creating a British economy which is innovative and competitive, which benefits everyone’. This piece first appeared on CapX
Rt Hon Greg Clark MP joins the panel of Policy Exchange’s event, “A Modern Day Industrial Strategy: What Is The Role Of The Midlands Engine?”
Dr Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to the WTO, urges the UK to begin preliminary free trade discussions with Australia and New Zealand before Article 50 is triggered.
Latest Industrial Strategy News
Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, is quoted by LocalGov highlighting the need for a ‘digital nudge’ to help local authorities save money and use fewer resources.
Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report is covered by Times Higher Education in an article on university funding. The report called for some university funding to be transferred to the imperilled further education sector.
There is something of a renaissance underway around the British coast. And London needs to watch out.
In a comment piece for City AM, Jimmy McLoughlin, Head of Policy at the Institute of Directors, cites problems highlighted in Policy Exchange’s Silicon Cities report of the graduate brain drain that London is causing for the rest of the UK.
Latest Industrial Strategy Events
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Conservative Conference 2015 | Me.gov: Just how smart do we want government to be with our personal data?
With Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy; Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network; Hetan Shah, Royal Statistical Society; Emma Carr, Big Brother Watch; Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange; further speakers to be confirmed.