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Theresa May announces industrial plan

January 23, 2017

  Theresa May launched an industrial strategy on 23rd January, marking a change in tone from government policy under David Cameron. May stated that the strategy “…will be underpinned by a new approach to government, not just […]

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Competing for capital

October 17, 2016

“Our approach is very clear, we will go after every single piece of mobile [non-finalised] investment,” says Martin Shanahan, the head of Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority. “Undoubtedly there are more opportunities because of Brexit… You […]

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France in dash for post-Brexit businesses

September 28, 2016

France, in common with other EU countries, is making a direct play for British businesses to relocate. This is from the AMF, representing financial companies As all players in the Paris financial market are gearing […]

UK government is putting money into driverless and low-emissions vehicles.
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Government announces additional support for driverless cars

July 15, 2016

In addition to changes to the road network, the government have announced two major lines of investment to support the development of autonomous (driverless) cars. In July 2016, the government added £30m to the Intelligent Mobility Fund to […]

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Making money off state education

June 12, 2016

Interesting piece in the Guardian today highlighting how business sponsors are making money out of academies. This links to a long-running debate about the role of business in schools. Governments since the Labour government in the 1970s have been […]

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Tata Steel: government offers a part-nationalisation plan

April 21, 2016

This is a report from the Guardian that summarises the latest developments on the steel industry. The Guardian reports that the UK is considering buying up a 25% stake in the business and offer other assistance (in the […]