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UK Industrial strategy examined at roundtable event

22 November 2016

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee hosts a roundtable event discussing the Government's industrial strategy with guests representing a wide range of interests from across business and industry.

Witnesses

Tuesday 22 November 2016, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors
  • Stephen Pattison, Vice-President Public Affairs, ARM Holdings
  • Paul Kahn, President, Airbus UK
  • Rhian Kelly, Director for Infrastructure, CBI
  • Ashley Shackleton, Head of Public Affairs, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF
  • Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail
  • Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
  • Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Professorship in the Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex

Purpose of the session

The session covers:

  • whether the strategy should be primarily sectoral, horizontal or mission-based and what the relationship should be between national and regional priorities and decision making
  • whether the strategy should involve more intervention on foreign takeovers of UK companies

Chair's comment

Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said:

"The Committee's roundtable line-up represents a wide range of interests from across business and industry, including leading companies, business organisations, economists, academics and commentators. We are very much looking forward to hearing their views on what the Government's industrial strategy should look like if it is to boost the UK economy."

Further information

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