CIC has responded to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper Consultation - Building our Industrial Strategy which was published in January 2017. The paper set out how Government propose to build a modern industrial strategy post brexit and invited responses from industry.
CIC's focus in responding to the Green Paper is on the headline principles of the consultation and the industry pillars that the construction industry already supports. CIC recognise that the Industrial Strategy aims to address the full range of UK industrial capability whilst building on existing strengths such as Aerospace and Life Sciences. CIC also understand that the strategy must focus on enabling all of the UK to meet its productive potential.
CIC strongly agrees with the CLC view that Construction has a unique role to play as an enabler of other industry sectors. However, in the view of the CIC, the Green Paper does not recognise the potential that construction has for step change and the knock-on effects that investment in the sector will have in regions and on other industries.
CIC therefore welcome the opportunity to respond to the Green Paper Consultation, signalling our commitment to the partnership approach being taken by Government and for the construction sector to deliver better outcomes for our clients, stakeholders and society.
A copy of the full consultation submission can be viewed here.