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Research and analysis: Business competitiveness in industrial sectors and the role of carbon pricing policy in the UK

This research was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop our evidence base on business competitiveness in industrial sectors, and the role of carbon pricing policy in influencing this.

This research provides:

  • a definition of business competitiveness
  • a conceptual framework for understanding the determinants of competitiveness (through which the role of carbon pricing policy can be understood)
  • an approach for high-level analysis of a sector’s competitiveness (and analysis of the ceramics sector to illustrate how the approach can be applied)

This research was undertaken by Vivid Economics, with support from Energy Systems Catapult.