Future Industries: Technology Led Growth For Britain In The 2020s​

This paper sets out thinking about UK future industries and how they can be incorporated into the Labour Party's emerging Industrial Strategy.

We have identified six industries which are or will be at the cutting edge of the high-tech economy. In this paper, we explore what steps the next Labour government should take to encourage them, as part of a high-tech, high-growth, and high-productivity industrial strategy.

These industries will be innovative cornerstones of the modern economies of the future and have the potential to spread prosperity around the UK through regional clusters. 

These industries are:

  • Advanced manufacturing, materials and supply chains

  • Life Sciences

  • AI and machine learning 

  • Space and Satellite technology

  • Low carbon energy

  • Zero-emission transport