These documents support industrial strategy. They explore areas where government action can have a real and early impact across 5 themes:
working with all sectors and developing strategic partnerships with those where we can have the most impact on growth
supporting emerging technologies
improving access to finance for businesses
working with business to help develop skills they need
developing supply chains and simplifying government procurement processes
Through industrial strategy, the whole of government is working in partnership with industry to set the long term direction needed to give business the confidence to invest. We aim to create more opportunities, skilled jobs and to make the UK more competitive so British businesses can thrive and compete with rising economies.
The above sectors are included in the sectoral approach theme of the industrial strategy. The other 4 themes are of cross-cutting relevance: access to finance, procurement, skills and technologies. They are being addressed by sector specific interventions in some cases, but many can be addressed more effectively by a broader approach.