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High energy costs “silent killer” of enterprise, warns new report

Civitas industrial policy blueprint backs state support for manufacturing to combat recession

Civitas warns that the European Commission is major obstacle to UK recovery

A combination of radical cuts in energy costs, red tape and taxes allied with targeted state support for manufacturing and German-style savings and enterprise banks should be at the heart of a bold new industrial policy, according to a major new report from an independent leading think-tank.

The report applauds the Government’s decision to embrace industrial policy, a dirty word in many quarters since the failure of the “picking winners” gambits of the 1970s.

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