Policy paper

National Shipbuilding Strategy

This strategy meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker's independent report and outlines plans to transform naval shipbuilding in the UK.



The National Shipbuilding Strategy sees the government accept Sir John Parker’s recommendations.

Building on the government’s industrial strategy, it outlines an ambition to transform the procurement of naval ships, make the UK’s maritime industry more competitive, grow the Royal Navy fleet by the 2030s, export British ships overseas, and boost innovation, skills, jobs, and productivity across the UK.

Published 6 September 2017