Theresa May has welcomed a green paper on a new modern Industrial Strategy, which will support businesses to grow and create more high skilled and high paid jobs for local people.

  • Feb 20, 2017

The Industrial Strategy will ensure everyone across the country including in the Maidenhead constituency can benefit from success through ten ‘pillars’ – including investing in science, research and innovation, and upgrading infrastructure – that underpin a new approach and will identify all of the new opportunities across the UK’s economy. This strategy will create the conditions where the winners can emerge and grow in different types of business across the Maidenhead constituency.

The modern Industrial Strategy will benefit Maidenhead and the local villages and proposes:

  • Making Britain a global leader in free trade, so companies such as Google and Facebook continue to invest in UK capital.
  • Growing the UK’s strengths in particular sectors and technologies, such as 5G mobile network technology in the South East of England.
  • Supporting key road investments, including the Lower Thames Crossing, where the Government will consider the findings of the consultation and take a decision on the location, route and type of crossing in due course.
  • Improving connections for people and businesses through major infrastructure projects, for example through plans for better road and rail connections through the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor.
  • Making Britain a global leader in free trade, so that businesses in and around the South East can continue to invest and grow.

Theresa May:

“This is an important step in building a modern, dynamic Industrial Strategy that will deliver higher skilled, high wage jobs and improve living standards and drive economic growth across the Maidenhead constituency. 

Local businesses and workers have the chance to contribute to this vision and submit their views to help us create a high-skilled economy in our local area where businesses can grow and more jobs are created.

This strategy will ensure we are backing business in Maidenhead as well as the villages and ensure more people share in the benefits of its success.”

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