Laying the Foundations - the first major report by the Industrial Strategy Commission

Laying the Foundations sets out the emerging findings of the Commission and outlines the key foundations for a successful long-term industrial strategy.  It argues that across the private and public sector and the political spectrum there is strong support for a new ambitious strategy.  The Government must grasp the opportunity this consensus presents.

With uncertainty about the UK's economic prospects increasing, the report also outlines the serious and longstanding weaknesses and challenges affecting the UK economy - and the significant opportunities.  It argues that a new strategy will enable public and private sectors to work together to invest in the UK's people, places and industries and achieve greater future prosperity.

But, the report warns that a new strategy will only be a success if it is embedded throughout the public sector and secures buy-in from the private sector, if it has sound foundations and offers a positive vision for the future.

To read a copy of the report click here

Sheffield Institute of Arts Degree Show 2017

The fabulous Sheffield Hallam University students we worked with to design the State of Sheffield 2017 report are exhibiting their work at the Sheffield Institute of Arts Degree Show 2017.

The students and lecturers are very proud - as are we!

Maximising the local impact of anchor institutions: a case study of Leeds City Region

In times of change, what can anchor institutions do to support inclusive growth?  Anchors already make a significant contribution to a local economy through the services they provide, the large amount of money they spend and the number of local people they employ.  With a collaborative, systematic approach, there is the potential to achieve so much more.

Download the report by David Devins, Jeff Gold, George Boak, Robert Garven and Paul Willis

The State of the Debate 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth brings together reformers across politics, business, trade unions, finance, churches, faith groups and civil society to forge a new consensus on inclusive growth and identify the practical next steps for reform.  In 2017 the APPG launched a new partnership with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).  Through new research and thinking its aim is to pinpoint what needs to change and how, and to lead the debate on finding a new consensus on inclusive growth.

This ground-breaking series of essays begins to set out the foundations for a new consensus in political economy. And not before time.

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