CTI responds to Industrial Strategy Green Paper 2017 highlighting Timber Industry's contribution to UK Economy
The Confederation of Timber Industries has issued its response to the Government's consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper 2017.
The CTI response - available here - addresses the ten pillars of the industrial strategy with recommendations on how to encourage inward investment, deliver affordable energy, develop skills and support business growth.
The paper sets out policy asks to ensure that the Timber industry can supporting a productive future for the UK economy. It also includes case studies for consideration and highlights actions that the timber industry could take to support their ambitions of a sustainable, productive and economically strong sector.
Roy Wakeman OBE, Chair of the CTI, said: "The Industrial Strategy Green Paper gives us a once in a generation opportunity to shape change. The Green Paper looks intrinsically at what drives productivity, from inherent supply chain practice through to the skills we need to move forward."
"The Green Paper rightly challenges us not just to look at how we work with Government, but how we can drive positive change within our own supply chain. In our response, we start to explore how we meet the challenges and opportunities as a £10 billion supply chain, building on the natural advantage that timber offers and started to consider what a Sector Deal might look like."
"We look forward to engaging more closely with the industry and new government to develop these ideas once the election is over."