Industrial strategy: government and industry in partnership

A collection of documents relating to industrial strategy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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.

Industrial strategy

Overview publications


Working to keep Britain at the forefront of the global aerospace market by investing in skills, research and technology.

Agricultural technology

The UK is at the forefront of agricultural research and support for this sector will help make food safer, healthier, more secure and more affordable.

  1. UK agricultural technologies strategy


Continuing to focus on the existing strong government and industry partnership will help ensure the next generation of vehicles are developed in the UK.


Working together to make British construction more sustainable and more efficient.

  1. Construction 2025: strategy
  2. UK construction: economic analysis
  3. Trade credit in the UK construction industry
  4. Strengthening UK-based supply chains: construction and infrastructure
  5. Building information modelling

Information economy

Helping British companies develop new technologies and adopt new innovations that will make work more efficient, lives easier and deliver faster growth and more jobs.

  1. Information economy strategy

International education

Aiming to keep the internationally renowned UK education sector at the forefront of the global education market, bringing with it jobs and growth.

Life sciences

Government and industry working together to foster and build on the UK’s strengths in research and improving treatments in a wide range of conditions.

  1. Strategy for UK life sciences: one year on
  2. Renal market: a capability assessment
  3. Life Sciences Strategy Update: August 2012
  4. UK life sciences strategy


As a global leader in building next generation nuclear power stations investing in skills and technology now will help secure jobs and growth for the future.

Offshore wind

The UK leads the world in wind power generation, with the potential to create 30,000 UK jobs by 2030.

Oil and gas

Government and industry working together to promote the UK’s advantage in the oil and gas sector and increase exports, helping to create jobs and growth.

Professional and business services

To stay as a global hub Britain needs to increase its exports to emerging markets and boost the number of people choosing a career in professional business services.

Cross-cutting areas

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.

  1. Manufacturing supply chains: action plan
  2. Building the Business Bank: strategy update
Published 6 August 2013
Last updated 23 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Industrial strategy: early successes and future priorities added
  2. 'Strengthening UK supply chains: good practice from industry and government' added.
  3. Research report "UK offshore wind supply chain: capabilities and opportunities" added to Offshore wind section.
  4. First published.