Thursday 4 March 2021 / 11:41 AM Business / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband comments on reports Business Secretary has axed Industrial Strategy Council

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on reports that Kwasi Kwarteng has axed the Industrial Strategy Council, said:

“The Business Secretary has revealed his true agenda and now we can see plain as day his devotion to the market and his aversion to supporting industry. Scrapping the Industrial Strategy Council is another sign of what’s to come – a binned industrial strategy and a Government that simply gets out of the way.

“Now we have a Secretary of State for Industrial Strategy that doesn’t believe in an industrial strategy – that’s no surprise after yesterday’s Budget which failed to support our manufacturers and a green recovery.

“Labour believes in a strong partnership between businesses and government, actively working together to grow industry, create wealth and jobs, and tackle the issues facing our society including inequality and the climate emergency.”