In last year's Playing our Strongest Hand report, the CBI argued that a coherent industrial strategy is necessary to rebalance the UK economy towards trade and investment and secure a sustainable industrial future.
Beyond implementing existing policies to create a world-class environment for business, the CBI believes this means government taking bold action to tilt the playing field in support of champion sectors where the UK has existing strengths and significant strategic opportunities in the future.
Government has responded to calls from business for an industrial strategy and in partnership with business is developing sector strategies throughout 2013, in 11 sectors where the UK has competitive advantage and sees strategic growth opportunities in the future.
Against this backdrop the CBI will be holding government to account on setting out a clear vision for industrial strategy, improving the overall business environment and ensuring the timely delivery of the sector strategies.
Full report (pdf)
The CBI's Playing Our Strongest Hand report on UK industrial strategy
The next steps
How the CBI will help to ensure the UK economy is focused on key sectors
A look at firms in the sectors identified as vital to the UK economy
What the UK can take from abroad to signal ambition and develop capabilities
Videos of thought leaders and politicians on industrial policy
Industrial strategy news
Coverage of industrial strategy in the media - and on the CBI website