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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Productivity remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve labour productivity in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL12721 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answer text <p>Raising labour productivity is at the heart of the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The strategy aims to improve labour productivity by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A year into the Industrial Strategy we have made significant progress towards these goals, including:</p><ul><li><strong>Investing substantially in skills </strong>– We are designing a National Retraining Scheme to support adults impacted by automation, investing £406 in STEM and technical education for people of all ages as well as introducing new T levels to provide a technical alternative to A levels, in addition to our reforms to apprenticeships.</li><li><strong>The biggest increase in R&amp;D funding ever</strong> – we have committed an extra £7bn by 2023/24, including £2.7bn already allocated to innovative programmes supporting industry and researchers through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.</li><li><strong>Record investment in infrastructure with £37bn committed through the National Productivity Investment Fund by 2023/24.</strong> This includes £2.45bn for Transforming Cities and £1bn in digital infrastructure.</li><li><strong>Publication of Nine Sector Deals</strong>, supporting billions in investment from the public and private sector and important sectoral reforms on issues such as technology diffusion and workforce diversity. A further three deals are being negotiated.</li><li><strong>Announcement of the first ‘missions’ under the Grand Challenges,</strong> aiming to galvanise action on ambitious and specific goals in AI &amp; Data, Clean Growth, the Future of Mobility and Ageing Society. This includes a second clean growth mission to decarbonise industrial clusters.</li></ul>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Productivity remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported concerns regarding the effect of lower inward migration on future productivity gains. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL4965 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
answer text <p>The Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to gather evidence on patterns of EU migration and the role of migration in the wider economy, ahead of our exit from the EU – and to review how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The Government will carefully consider any recommendations made to it by the MAC before finalising the details of the future immigration system.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-29T16:18:29.617Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
906028
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Productivity remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of worker productivity in the UK; and what plans, if any, they have to increase productivity. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL7953 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-29more like thismore than 2018-05-29
answer text <p>According to the latest ONS estimates UK output per worker was 1.2% higher in 2018Q1 than it was a decade earlier. The UK has significant economic strengths on which we can build, but we need to do more to increase our productivity and to make the most of our untapped potential right across the country. The government’s Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.</p><p>My rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer recently launched a public call for evidence to support our Business Productivity Review, which will explore what actions could be most effective in improving firm level productivity. The review will look at the impact of management quality on productivity, and how we can most effectively spread best practice across the country to help boost earnings power.</p><p>Our Grand Challenges look to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, directing the focus of the government and engaging the private sector to ensure we take advantage of major global trends, which will improve people’s lives and the country’s productivity.</p><p>As announced at Autumn Budget 2017 we are investing £300m in the development of ultra-low emission vehicles, are supporting driverless cars and AI, and have provided a further £2.3bn in R&amp;D through extending the National Productivity Investment Fund.</p><p>Through Sector Deals, Government will work with entire sectors to support them to grow and become more productive. We have already announced deals with sectors such as Automotive, AI and Life Sciences with more deals under negotiation.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter