We have many strengths on which we can build, and some weaknesses we need to address. As we leave the European Union we need to raise our game at home and on the world stage. This can be done if we seize the opportunities of the years ahead – and it is essential if the British people are to enjoy prosperous lives with fulfilling work and high quality public services.

At the same time, the world is changing in fundamental ways. Technological innovations are transforming how we live and work. The proportion of older people in our society is growing. The way we generate and use energy is changing rapidly.

The Industrial Strategy sets out how we are building a Britain fit for the future – how we will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the United Kingdom with investment in the skills, industries and infrastructure of the future. It ensures that our country and its citizens can embrace and benefit from the opportunity of technological change.