Issue date
12 Oct 2017

Commenting on the government’s clean growth strategy, published today (Thursday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The strategy has plenty of good intentions, but it’s missing a lot of what’s needed to make it work.

“It has a bunch of targets, but it lacks the level of public investment in low carbon infrastructure needed to achieve them. And there is a major blind spot towards working people who will create the clean economy.

“It doesn’t say how workers will get support to retrain if their job is under threat from the move to a low carbon economy. And it doesn’t set out how the government will work in social partnership with trade unions and business – this will be vital to a successful industrial strategy, building carbon capture and storage, and generating green growth.”

ENDS