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  • Creative Economy • Growth • Social Justice
    Matthew Taylor - 09 September 2014
    We need industrial policies that strengthen the UK’s creative sector. This must be paired with recognising the links between cultural flourishing and social and economic progress.
  • Supply Chains • Growth • Manufacturing
    Ha-Joon Chang & Antonio Andreoni - 04 September 2014
    The most important step is the re-building of the country’s industrial infrastructure in partnership with the private sector.
  • France • Politics • Economy
    Renaud Thillaye - 03 September 2014
    The recent eviction of Arnaud Montebourg from the Hollande-Valls government was avoidable.
  • Growth • Investment • Future Jobs
    Sherry Coutu - 02 September 2014
    It is vitally important that Britain moves from being a great place to start-up firms to also being a great place to ‘scale-up’ firms.
  • Cloud • ICT • Inclusive Growth
    John Davis - 01 September 2014
    With the evolution of cloud technology, dynamic SMEs in the high-tech sector have a path-breaking opportunity to compete.
  • Global Economy • Britain • Prosperity
    Mervyn Davies - 28 August 2014
    Britain must adapt to be ready for success in the world of the future, setting clear long-term direction.
  • Italy • Party Politics • Leadership
    Lilia Giugni - 27 August 2014
    Despite recent success of Matteo Renzi, the PD faces a number of organisational, strategic and ideological doubts.
  • Innovation • Clusters • SMEs
    David Cleevely - 27 August 2014
    We have tax incentives, catapults, the TSB and a whole host of other initiatives. Now we need to engage with fast growing SMEs and to understand and support them.
  • Populism • Democracy • Political Participation
    Aurélien Mondon - 26 August 2014
    While right-wing populism is one expression of democratic discontent, disproportionate media focus risks reinforcing these parties.
  • Inclusive Growth • Productivity • Unions
    Roy Rickhuss - 26 August 2014
    Government, industry and unions will need to change if the UK is to be globally competitive and create more good, productive and sustainable jobs.

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