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Industrial policy


The Business and Trade Committee is launching a programme of work to scrutinise the UK Government’s approach to industrial policy, which will examine how industrial policy can be used to build on the UK’s strengths and competitive advantages, enhance economic security and help the UK reach Net Zero by 2050.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 29 January 2024.

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Past events

Tuesday 21 May 2024
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
Industrial policy - Oral evidence 21 May 2024
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn (Battcock Professor of Environmental Economics at University of Oxford)
  • Hannah Gurga (Director General at Association of British Insurers)
  • Alistair McGirr (Head of Policy and Advocacy at SSE)
  • Duncan Clark (Head of Orsted UK and Ireland at Orsted)
  • Carl Arntzen (Chief Executive at Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd)
  • James Graham (CEO of Digital & Energy Services at Equans)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 16 April 2024
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
Industrial policy - Oral evidence 16 April 2024
  • Katherine Bennett (Chief Executive at High Value Manufacturing Catapult)
  • Oriel Petry (Senior Vice President at Airbus UK)
  • Dr Richard Torbett (Chief Executive at ABPI (The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry))
  • Shira Jeczmien (Founder and CEO at Screenshot Media)
  • Sally Jones (UK Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader at Ernst & Young)
  • Tim Fassam (Director of Public Affairs at The Phoenix Group)
  • James Palmer (Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills)
  • Sharon Todd (Chief Executive at SCI (Society of Chemical Industries))
  • Victor Riparbelli (Co-Founder and CEO at Synthesia)
  • Josh Western (Co-Founder and CEO at Space Forge)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 12 March 2024
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
Industrial policy - Oral evidence 12 March 2024
  • Dr Anna Valero (Distinguished Policy Fellow and Growth Programme Director, Centre for Economic Performance at LSE)
  • Raoul Ruparel (Director at Boston Consulting Group Centre for Growth)
  • Dr Mann Virdee (Senior Research Fellow at Council on Geostrategy)
  • Dr George Dibb (Associate Director & Head of Centre for Economic Justice at Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR))
  • Paul Swinney (Director of Research at Centre for Cities)
  • Giles Wilkes (Senior Fellow at Institute for Government)
  • Sir Geoffrey Owen (Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 20 February 2024
10:45am Private
11:00am Public
Industrial policy - Oral evidence 20 February 2024
  • The Lord Harrington of Watford
  • Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Mandelson
  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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