25th February 2013, 08:00AM

In the face of prolonged economic stagnation, industrial policy is being re-examined in the UK. Some retain support for industrial policy, decrying the continued deindustrialisation of the UK, with business leaders asking for greater financial support from government to be competitive with foreign companies.

In contrast, opponents argue that picking sectors invariably leads to picking winners, and that the government has a poor record in this area. What is not in question is that increasing the volume of supply chain activity that is based in the UK will benefit the economy, and a new discussion paper seeks to create a starting point to debate the best way to do so.

We are please to be joined by Lord Andrew Adonis, Adviser to the Labour Policy Review on Industrial Strategy, for this private roundtable seminar to discuss the issues raised in this paper. 

The seminar will be held at 8:00 – 09:30 on Monday 25 February. Tea and coffee will be served. To request a place, please email or call 0207 367 6331 with any access queries.

This event is kindly supported by Statoil.