Pegasus Group was appointed to provide representations relating to the UK Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation that was launched in January 2017. The consultation asked for responses to 38 questions posed by the Strategy, which aims to ensure that wealth and opportunity are spread across the whole of the UK, not just the most prosperous places in London and the South East. Responses put forward by Pegasus Group highlighted:
• Enterprise Zones and the role they can play in supporting growth and innovation.
• The need for changes to be made to the planning system, making it more flexible and better placed to act more quickly to deliver inclusive economic growth.
• The importance of the Industrial Strategy being closely aligned with the Housing White Paper.
Susequently, Pegasus Group were instructed to provide representations to the Northern Powerhouse Strategy consultation, which was launched in February 2017.