This page explains what the Humber LEP is doing in response to the Government’s announcements on industrial strategy.


Building our Industrial StrategyThe Government published a green (consultation) paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, in January 2017.  It sets out the ten “pillars” of the Government’s approach:

The pillars have a lot in common with the priorities in the Humber Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

The Government held a consultation which closed on 17 April 2017.  This is expected to be followed by a white paper (statement of Government policy) later this year.

The Humber’s response

The Humber LEP and local authorities submitted a single joint response to the Government’s consultation.  This was informed by engagement with around 120 businesses and around 20 other stakeholders.  Our engagement in this first phase included:

You can download the Humber response below.

What happens next?

Later this year, the Humber’s strategy will be refreshed to take account of the Government’s new approach, other changes such as the decision to leave the EU, and the progress made in delivering the SEP since 2014.  There will be further consultation with businesses and stakeholders as part of this.

We will update this page with more information and other opportunities to be involved as our work progresses.