Speaking at an IPPR North event in Newcastle, Andrew Adonis outlined some of the key principles under which his growth review is proceeding. This was the first of many visits he will be taking around the country to hear the views of local businesses, colleges and universities in order to take into account the diverse challenges to innovation and growth faced by the different regions. Addressing key stakeholders in the North East, he said that a big step change was needed. Amongst other things, he highlighted the importance of apprenticeships; set out infrastructure priorities; claimed that BIS needs to be made fit for purpose; and looked into the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships and combined authorities.

Andrew Adonis outlines key principles of the Growth Review