A coherent industrial strategy is needed to rebalance the UK economy towards trade and investment and help us secure a sustainable industrial future
In 2012, the CBI argued in its Playing our Strongest Hand report that government needed to be more strategic about how it got behind champion sectors of the economy where the UK has existing strengths and sees significant strategic opportunities in the future.
Government responded to this challenge by setting out plans to develop a UK industrial strategy, including working with 11 sectors to develop sector strategies and industry leadership councils.
Through its industrial strategy campaign, the CBI is holding government and business to account on delivery. One year on, a new report, Raising the Bar, highlights that while progress has been made, we need to be even more ambitious about our industrial strategy looking forward to ensure we are positioned for long-term success in the global economy.
Playing our Strongest Hand
The CBI's Playing Our Strongest Hand report on UK industrial strategy
Raising the bar
CBI report stresses importance of delivering on industrial strategy
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