19 April, 2017
7:45 am - 9:00 am
Reform convened a private policy roundtable led by Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, on how we can create a modern industrial strategy which is effective and inclusive.
The UK is seeing an increasing concern over stagnating living standards, accompanied by stubbornly low productivity levels. To improve the former, it is necessary to address the latter, as is becoming widely recognised. However, the question of how to do so most effectively, remains. One approach is to promote an industrial strategy. As Chi Onwurah has previously highlighted, an industrial strategy must consist of targets that are specific, measurable and time-limited. With her extensive experience in the technology sector, she is especially well-placed to share her views on the role of technology in an industrial strategy, including the steps that need to be taken to ensure digital skills are fostered in the UK.
This event explored what an industrial strategy fit for the future should look like. It was held under the Chatham House Rule.