This panel discussion will focus on how a Labour government’s approach to manufacturing would differ from the Conservatives’ approach, and ask how the Party’s industrial strategy will reenergise the sector and rebalance the economy away from banking and financial services and towards manufacturing and the real economy.
A Labour government’s approach to manufacturing has to be different. It must implement a comprehensive industrial strategy to restore growth to all areas of the country, not just the south east of England. Whether that’s through public investment in infrastructure, reskilling and training the workforce of tomorrow through investment in STEM skills, intervening to protect our struggling industrial base or incentivising productive investment in research and development and high-tech advanced technologies to improve productivity.
This event will analyse Labour’s plans for the manufacturing sector and ask how they will be put into practice. It will explore the benefits of the Labour approach, from higher productivity to more balanced growth across Britain’s regions, and it will evaluate the prospects of the manufacturing industry under a Labour government.