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New Industry, New Jobs – Key strategies

Digital Britain

Sets out the importance of the digital economy to the nation’s economic future, and how it will drive future industrial capability and competitiveness. The strategy includes the commitment to roll out high speed broadband to virtually all of Britain’s homes and businesses by 2012.

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Low Carbon Industrial Strategy

Outlines the action the Government is taking to ensure that British businesses and workers are equipped to maximise the economic opportunities and minimise the costs of the transition to a low carbon economy. It sets out the first investments from the £405 million for low carbon industries and advanced green manufacturing in Budget 2009.

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Life Sciences Blueprint

Published by the Office for Life Sciences, this document sets out plans to transform the UK environment for life sciences companies and ensure faster patient access to cutting-edge medicines and technologies. A major initiative is the Innovation Pass, which will make selected innovative medicines available on the NHS for a time-limited period.

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Advanced Manufacturing Strategy

Outlines a package of measures to help UK manufacturers seize the opportunities provided by emerging technologies. Investment totalling over £150 million announced, including £45 million for Rolls-Royce to invest in low carbon aircraft engine technology.

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Jobs of the Future

Outlines where, as a result of expected growth and emerging global trends, new jobs could be created in the UK economy. There will be more jobs in knowledge-intensive industries with high-growth potential, like those identified in New Industry, New Jobs.

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Thinking Business in Policy: An interim report

Outlines progress on the New Industry, New Jobs commitment to ensure that Government policy-making delivers business opportunities. The report details the programme of work Government is trialing to improve how it understands the impact of policy decisions on business and how it can better identify commercial opportunities as part of the policy-making process.

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