GAMBICA launch manifesto urging government to act

24 Mar 2024

GAMBICA has issued a manifesto to the incoming government, highlighting key sector objectives that must urgently be addressed.

The manifesto calls for a collaborative partnership between industry and government so a long-term industrial strategy that fosters business growth can be achieved.

Priority outcomes have been presented in the document, informing the new government so they can take positive action to solve current issues.

Working together with members, the manifesto was created through consultation and round-table discussions with key councils and committees.

The manifesto sets out the following objectives for our sectors:

  • Long-term economic and political stability to create the best climate for business investment and growth.
  • A collaborative partnership between government and industry to deliver an evidence-based policy and regulatory environment that supports our goals.
  • An industrial strategy, developed by business and government together that:
    - is truly cross-department and co-ordinated by an overall authority
    - has a long-term vision that can be carried forward across future governments
    - addresses current barriers and future opportunities across the policy themes such as skills and jobs, trade, regulation and sustainability.
  • A Net Zero policy that drives industry and consumers towards best-practice technology and systems to reach ambitious targets.

Steve Brambley, GAMBICA Chief Executive, said: “There are a number of policy areas where we are looking for government to enhance and accelerate support such as skills, trade and regulation. It is vital that these actions are co-ordinated within a cross-department industrial strategy to really maximise potential.”

To read the full manifesto, click here.