Latest Industrial Strategy Publications
Can the UK lead the world in the development and production of batteries for electric cars? This is the stated aim of the government’s support programme for the battery sector. Yet, in the light of the current state of the UK battery sector and the strength of international competition, world leadership in car batteries is almost certainly unattainable. If the demand for electric cars grows as fast as many forecasters expect, investment in battery production should be financed by the private sector, argues Sir Geoffrey Owen, Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Policy and a former editor of the Financial Times, in a new paper Batteries for Electric Cars: A case study in industrial strategy.
Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. Rather than adopting the EU’s proposed ‘Circular Economy Package’, which would cost British businesses an extra £2 billion over the next twenty years, the British government should use Brexit to define our own approach.
A commentary by Sir Geoffrey Owen, Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange and former Editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey examines the reasons for US leadership in two key sectors, information technology and biotechnology, highlighting the important role played by new entrepreneurial firms
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.
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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.