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EURIM UK/EU Competitiveness Working Group

The group objectives are to:

  • promote UK/EU Competitiveness 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 voters";

  • 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 actions.
Introduction, Objectives and Strategy

Forward Programme and Forthcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings and Papers

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Members Page – for meeting details, minutes, working drafts, and additional group information

Previous work programme for this group

Shared Infrastructure and Services Subgroup

 

 

Introduction, Objectives and Strategy

Regulatory 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.

This 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, "A 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.

Objectives

To secure the implementation of policies that attract, retain and foster jobs in those industries that depend primarily on the knowledge of their employees.

To open Britain for Online Business by using shared infrastructure investment to pull through economic recovery around global production and trading hubs.

Strategy

  1. Identify constituencies 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.

  2. Organise a policy study 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To achieve results by working with and through others.

 

Parliamentary Chairman: Stephen McPartland MP
Parliamentary Vice Chairmen: To be confirmed
Industry Chairman: Tara McGeehan (Logica), Terry Dillon (Gridline)
Industry Vice-Chairmen: Nick Penston (Cisco)
Rapporteurs: Chris Steel, Chris Godwin
Parliamentary Monitors: Malcolm Harbour MEP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, John Whittingdale OBE MP
Members: 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 Trust, Nominet, 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

 

Work Programme for 2011 - 12

1)       Support for work on electronic transactions where the UK has fallen by the wayside despite being a world leader a decade or so ago.

2)       Organise and launch a major policy study on Shared Network Services beginning with workstreams to identify:

a.       Availability of information on existing infrastructures.

b.      Information requirements for assessing infrastructures.

c.       Criteria for assessing inter-operability frameworks.

d.      Messages to recruit the participants needed for success.

 

Forthcoming Meetings

Date Description
     

 

Recent Meetings and Papers

Date Subject Papers
13 Sep 11  Review of progress with initial Shared Network Service Workstreams   
20 Jun 11 Shared Network Services Subgroup Meeting Summary Report
10 May 11 Inaugural meeting of Shared Infrastructure Group Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Sep 10 Group Meeting ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
26 Jul 10 Group planning meeting ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Submission: Open for BusinessEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Submission: Britain in the Knowledge EconomyEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Submission: A Migration & HR Transfer PolicyEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
08 Feb 10 New Vision, New Policies for UK Audiovisual - A Briefing for Parliamentary Candidates - Joint with BSAC ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationsEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only [mp3] (27.5MB)
Questions & AnswersEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only [mp3] (37.1MB)
10 Dec 09 Smarter Britain: Can technology help government deliver better, more efficient public services? - An event for Parliamentary Candidates PresentationsEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only [mp3] (34MB)
Questions & AnswersEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only [mp3] (46MB)
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 Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
02 Jul 09 The UK's Digital Route to Recovery  
04 Feb 09 Group Forward Planning Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only

 

Group Outputs (Papers and Briefings)

Date Description
Oct 11

Summary of Discussion at the EURIM workshop: ‘Join the Networks – bringing the broadband and green agendas together’ at the Parliamentary and the Internet Conference

Outputs prior to 2008

 

Other Relevant Documents and Links

Date Title
Nov 09 Digital Economy Bill - http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2009-10/digitaleconomy.html
BIS Digital Economy Bill webpage -
www.bis.gov.uk/digitaleconomybill
Apr 09 The UK’s Digital Road to Recovery - http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23830/1/UK_Digital_recovery.pdf
Outputs prior to 2008

 

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