Beyond Westminster: Does Britain make anything anymore and does it really matter?

Beyond Westminster: Does Britain make anything anymore and does it really matter?

The UK has a productivity puzzle and is struggling to achieve growth. Both the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer have made kick-starting the British economy their principal priority. Yet according to most indicators UK growth is sluggish, productivity outside of financial services is poor and real wages have barely moved since the 2008 Great Recession . This podcast discusses the need for a new industrial strategy to enhance manufacturing and boost employment in order to revive British industry and bring back growth.

Guests:

  • Gavin Rice, Director of Policy at CSJ (Host)
  • Miriam Cates, MP for Penistone and Stockbridge
  • Bhavina Bharkhada, Make UK
  • Christopher Nieper, CEO of David Nieper

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