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Building our Industrial Strategy

Following the publication of the Government’s green paper 'Building our Industrial Strategy' in January 2017, the UK engineering profession has commissioned a survey to gather opinion and ideas from engineers about what a successful Industrial Strategy should look like.

Objectives of the consultation

In the green paper, the Government set out its vision for a modern industrial strategy and identified 10 pillars that it believes are key to enabling stronger productivity and driving growth across the whole country:

  • science, research and innovation;
  • skills;
  • infrastructure;
  • business growth and investment;
  • procurement;
  • trade and investment;
  • affordable energy;
  • sectoral policies;
  • driving growth across the whole country;
  • and creating the right institutions to bring together sectors and places.

The green paper aims to start a genuinely open and collaborative conversation about things the Government needs to get right to drive long term growth in productivity.

The 38 national engineering institutions representing the engineering profession have joined forces, under the leadership of the Royal Academy of Engineering, to respond collectively to the consultation. The response will be published by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the Engineering the Future (EtF) policy group.

This consultation closed on 13 March 2017.

Supporting papers

To download the Government’s green paper, please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit its own institutional response to this consultation but made a significant contribution to the response from the Royal Academy of Engineering on Pillar 7, “Delivering affordable energy and clean growth”. The response was published by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the Engineering the Future (EtF) policy group. To read the RAEng submission please follow the link below.