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Picking winners – Nissan and industrial strategy

Nissan’s announcement and questions about a deal show why the government must quickly set out a clear industrial strategy plan Industrial policy is back.  On the eve of becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May stated that the UK needs ‘A proper industrial strategy to get the whole economy firing’.  By the end of the same week she’d created the new Business, … Continue reading

1 November 2016 by
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My report on corporate welfare

Kevin Farnsworth

It’s time to have a grown-up debate in the UK about the other sort of welfare The purpose of my report into British corporate welfare, which featured in the Guardian on budget day, was to bring corporate welfare into the debate about the future shape of the state.  The report raises questions about the role of the government in meeting, … Continue reading

21 July 2015 by
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