Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain’s growth potential

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating 5 new business-focused groups to unleash Britain’s growth potential and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Focused on 5 key themes, each group will explore how business can work with government to deliver economic growth and jobs:

• The future of industry: How to accelerate business innovation and leverage private sector investment in research and development

• Green recovery: How to capture economic growth opportunities from the shift to net zero carbon emissions

• Backing new businesses: How to make the UK the best place in the world to start and scale a business

• Increasing opportunity: How to level up economic performance across the UK, including through skills and apprenticeships

• The UK open for business: How to win and retain more high value investment for the UK

The membership of the 5 working groups will be published in due course. There will also be an opportunity for other parties and individuals interested in this initiative to share written submissions with the Business Department.

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