Vibrant economy

Shaping a vibrant economy - A blueprint for the UK

The UK is at a pivotal point in its history.

The election shows the need for government and politicians, nationally and locally, to work together to reshape our economy. Government cannot, and should not, do that alone. We all have a big role to play and have a desire and ability to make a difference.

Over the past 18 months, we have brought together more than 1000 community and business leaders up and down the UK to discuss what matters to them and how they can work together to bring this to life.

We collated these ideas and added feedback from our clients and contacts to create Shaping a vibrant economy - A blueprint for the UK, a set of policy recommendations that we will share with government.         

We want the government to use this opportunity to unlock and accelerate our country's potential across three key areas.

  • Trust - helping to restore purpose to financial markets, championing impact investing.
  • Growth - putting collaboration at the heart of the UK's industrial strategy to boost exports, develop skills and unlock innovation.
  • Place - devolving powers from Westminster and Brussels to foster vibrant local economies.

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Join the conversation online #VibrantEconomy @GrantThorntonUK

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Unleashing purpose in business and financial markets

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Putting collaboration at the heart of the UK’s industrial strategy

Read our recommendations

Equipping towns, cities and rural areas to create vibrant local economies

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Read our recommendations to government

Shaping a vibrant economy – A blueprint for the UK

A blueprint for the UK - recommendations on trust
Unleashing purpose in business and financial markets

A blueprint for the UK - recommendations on growth
Putting collaboration at the heart of the UK’s industrial strategy

A blueprint for the UK - recommendations on place
Equipping towns, cities and rural areas to create vibrant local economies

Vibrant Economy Index
Looking beyond GDP to measure success in England’s cities