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How should delivery of the Industrial Strategy embrace rural economies?

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England’s rural areas in 2017 generated gross value added of at least £246 billion and employ 3.5 million people. In this blog, Professor Jeremy Phillipson and Roger Turner, Rural Enterprise UK, Newcastle University, argue the government's modern Industrial Strategy is focussed on creating growth and opportunities for places all over our country.

Human skills will always be needed in a technological age

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People are one of the foundations of the modern Industrial Strategy. Improving people’s skills, helping them access good jobs, supporting whole-life wellbeing and delivering more opportunities are at its heart, writes Dr Grace Lordan from London School of Economics.