Industrial strategy needs better coordination with low-carbon policy

MPs have urged the government to embed its industrial strategy across Whitehall and stressed that it needed to complement the emissions reduction plan.

The parliamentary Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into the industrial strategy concluded that there was little evidence of the strategic framework or coordination across government necessary to achieve the government’s aspiration of ‘an economy that works for all’.

In a report published today, the committee pointed to the failure of the housing white paper, published in February just after the industrial strategy was unveiled, to spell out how the government and the construction industry could collaborate to tackle the UK’s housing shortage.

The government should focus on cross-cutting policies to maximise opportunities for businesses on issues, including decarbonising energy intensive industries ...

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