Policy paper

Plan for Growth

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

This document contains details on the Plan for Growth.



The Plan for Growth, published alongside Budget 2011, and as part of Autumn Statement 2011, announced a programme of structural reforms to remove barriers to growth for businesses and equip the UK to compete in the global race. These reforms span a range of policies including improving UK infrastructure, cutting red tape, root and branch reform of the planning system and boosting trade and inward investment, to achieve the government’s 4 ambitions for growth:

  • creating the most competitive tax system in the G20
  • encouraging investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy
  • making the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business
  • creating a more educated workforce that is the most flexible in Europe