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Warm on words but cold on substance – the UK recovery plan is a mess | Richard Partington

Without a proper industrial strategy, the government has no hope of ‘building back better’

Spring is here, lockdown restrictions are easing and the evenings are getting longer. As we take each small step towards the new normal, we are reminded of just how far Britain has come since Covid-19 struck, and just how far we still must go.

Getting back on track will be no easy feat. As we emerge from hibernation, signs of the damage from the worst recession in three centuries will become clearer. Challenges predating the crisis will come back to the fore, not least Brexit and the task of hitting net zero carbon emissions.

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