The Government has published a white paper as the next step in developing its Industrial Strategy. The paper outlines ‘clean growth’ as one of four grand challenges facing the UK economy, which encompasses developing smart systems for energy, heat and transport, and improving the efficiency of the construction and operation of buildings. Read the white paper and the response from UKGBC. The white paper also outlined initial announcements for the sector deal for the construction industry. The Government has allocated £170 million, with industry match funding, to support innovation and skills around digital and offsite manufacturing technologies. There is also a commitment to focus on whole life value in the procurement and delivery of construction projects. Read more about the construction sector deal.