The increasingly uncertain global economy makes it more important than ever that Government and industry work together if the UK is to be successful. Improving productivity is crucial to that success and is one of the top issues that members have asked WIG to cover in 2016.

In partnership with Warwick Manufacturing Group we will be running a series of events throughout the year exploring productivity in the UK. Please see below for information about events coming up, and for downloable material from previous events in the series. 

Upcoming events in the series

 

Resources of interest

Article: The Productivity Challenge

Document (pdf)

05 February 2016

Download this article on productivity prepared in partnership with the Warwick Manufacturing Group to set the context for our series of events on Productivity in 2016.

Report: Susan Acland-Hood, Director of Enterprise and Growth Unit, Treasury.

Document (pdf)

03 February 2016

Download the write up from a Breakfast Briefing given by Susan Acland-Hood, Director of Enterprise and Growth Unit, Treasury.

Report: The Productivity Landscape in Figures

Document (pdf)

15 March 2016

Download the write up from a Breakfast Briefing given by John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority.

Podcast: Philip Graham, CEO, National Infrastructure Commission

Audio

05 April 2016

Listen to a podcast by Philip Graham, CEO, National Infrastructure Commission.

Report: Infrastructure and Productivity

Document (pdf)

05 April 2016

Download the write up from a Breakfast Briefing given by Philip Graham, CEO, National Infrastructure Commission.

Report: WIG Industry Visit to Unipart

Document (pdf)

31 March 2016

Download the write up from a WIG Industry Visit to Unipart.

Slides: Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership & Nigel Whitehead, Group MD, Programmes & Support, BAE Systems

Document (pdf)

20 May 2016

Report: Better Business. Better Britain

Document (pdf)

20 May 2016

Download the write up from a Breakfast Briefing given by Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman at John Lewis Partnership & Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director at BAE Systems.

External resource: How good is your business really

External resource

21 July 2016

Over the last twelve months, a group of senior business leaders, led by Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chair of the John Lewis Partnership, have come together to form the Productivity Leadership Group, to galvanise businesses working together to raise business productivity in the UK

External article: Experimental data on the management practices of manufacturing businesses in Great Britain: 2016

External resource

06 November 2016

An article from the Office of National Statistics based on a survey of manufacturing businesses' management practices.