EURIM UK/EU Competitiveness Working Group
objectives are to:
as a location for high-added value or knowledge-based industries that could
be based anywhere in the world - "getting the jobs of the future for our
identify the actions that will help create the jobs of the future and
attract them to the UK;
engage Ministers, MPs and Officials in ensuring political priority for those
Introduction, Objectives and Strategy
overheads, planning policies and the availability of world-class
skills and communications have similar impact to effective tax rates
on global competitiveness. We aim to persuade business leaders that
collective action to help address these can still be a better use of
time and resources than relocating overseas because past efforts
have been frustrated.
group builds on past work on Intellectual Property Rights and recent work on the
issues that influence business location in the 21st century. Its first paper,
Flourishing Innovation Economy - How the UK must attract and retain
Knowledge Based Businesses"
was well received. The aim is now to secure action on the issues identified.
secure the implementation of policies that attract, retain and
foster jobs in those industries that depend primarily on the
knowledge of their employees.
Britain for Online Business by using
shared infrastructure investment to pull
through economic recovery around global production and trading hubs.
with current/potential “knowledge factories” (e.g. Universities, Science
Parks and High Tech Industry Clusters), engage the enlightened self-interest
of local MPs, Councils and business leaders to help set up practical
exercises to secure action on shared priorities.
on the actions necessary to enable market forces to build on existing
infrastructures to support world-class local access to global communications
and smart metering and grid infrastructures to cut energy demands, improve
service, resilience and global competitiveness.
Address the regulatory
and administrative jungles that encourage organisations dependent on world
class (trust, privacy, security etc.) to move key communications,
data-handling and storage hubs off-shore.
achieve results by working with and through others.
Stephen McPartland MP
Parliamentary Vice Chairmen:
McGeehan (Logica), Terry Dillon (Gridline)
Nick Penston (Cisco)
Steel, Chris Godwin
Malcolm Harbour MEP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP,
John Whittingdale OBE MP
Alcatel-Lucent, Atkins, Barnardo's, BCS,
BT, Cassidian, CEDR, CILIP, Cisco, Citibank, CPHC, CSC, De La Rue,
Everything Everywhere, Experian, Fujitsu, Gemalto, Gridline
Communications, IBM, IdenTrust,
Intellect, ISACA, ISC², LINX, Logica, MDNX, Microsoft, NEN
RIM, SOCITM, Symantec, Trend Micro
Observers and Partners:
All-Party Space Committee, BIS, BSAC, Cabinet
Office, Cheshire East Council, DCMS, ERA, HMRC, House of Commons Library,
JANET, NAO, Ofcom,
POST, Skills for Justice, TRG, UKTI
Programme for 2011 - 12
Support for work on electronic transactions where the UK has fallen by
the wayside despite being a world leader a decade or so ago.
Organise and launch a major
policy study on
Shared Network Services beginning with workstreams to identify:
Availability of information on existing infrastructures.
Information requirements for assessing infrastructures.
Criteria for assessing inter-operability frameworks.
Messages to recruit the participants needed for success.
Recent Meetings and
|13 Sep 11
||Review of progress with initial Shared
Network Service Workstreams
|20 Jun 11
||Shared Network Services Subgroup Meeting
|10 May 11
||Inaugural meeting of Shared
|09 Sep 10
|26 Jul 10
||Group planning meeting
Open for Business
Submission: Britain in the Knowledge Economy
Submission: A Migration & HR Transfer Policy
|08 Feb 10
||New Vision, New Policies for UK
Audiovisual - A Briefing for Parliamentary Candidates - Joint with BSAC
|10 Dec 09
||Smarter Britain: Can technology help
government deliver better, more efficient public services? - An event
for Parliamentary Candidates
Questions & Answers
|14 Oct 09
||Workshop to review proposed update to
EURIM's Knowledge Economy paper: A Flourishing Innovation Economy: How
the UK must attract & retain knowledge based businesses
|24 Sep 09
||Workshop for Parliamentary Candidates on
meeting voter expectations for improved public service at lower cost
|29 Jul 09
||Planning meeting on programme of events
targeted at parliamentary candidates
|02 Jul 09
||The UK's Digital Route to Recovery
|04 Feb 09
||Group Forward Planning Meeting
Group Outputs (Papers and Briefings)
Other Relevant Documents and Links