Moving ahead

22 Sep 2017 12:29 PM | John Heap (Administrator)

Fairly recently, the UK government issued a draft Industrial Strategy.  Any discussion on this seems to have been drowned out by the Brexit rhetoric.  Yet it is too important to ignore. UK productivity is low - wages are low - living standards are low. We need a kick up the backside, to shock us into action ... or we need a sensible, long-term strategy.


Instead what we get is Brexit posturing - and all the media attention is fixed on that (and Trump, of course).


When I advise companies, I tell them to beware of concentrating on the urgent at the risk of ignoring the important.  Well, productivity improvement is both urgent and important - it is the only way out of the low wage, low living standards cycle.


Put the industrial strategy back on the table, please.



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