Inclusive growth is a priority for national and local economic policy. ‘Inclusive growth’ has become a relatively catch-all term to describe a political desire to see the benefits of economic growth shared more equally between people and places.

In the years ahead, the UK will continue to experience significant economic change, and this will have an impact on the prospects for inclusive growth. In its industrial strategy white paper, the UK government set out four ‘grand challenges’ which conceptualise some of the opportunities that will arise: artificial intelligence and data; an ageing society; clean growth; and the future of mobility.

This think piece focuses on delivering inclusive growth within the framework of the four grand challenges and local industrial strategies which local enterprise partnerships and mayoral combined authorities are preparing and delivering.