Engineering companies find strategic engagement across UK government organisations frustrating, fragmented, and not joined-up. This makes the UK less attractive for businesses to invest in R&D.
The ambitions in the Industrial Strategy are positive, with the potential to provide a stable and coherent backdrop for private investment in R&D and innovation.
In practice, this will require extensive engagement and alignment across government departments and agencies, and extensive industry input for success.
Explainer: Joined-up government approach (294.47 KB)