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Why WTO rules are not a viable alternative and could wreck the economy

A Brexit “no deal” and WTO rules would wreck the economy, writes IF Economist Andrew Smith. Countries normally seek trade arrangements which promote successful businesses, but the government is apparently seriously contemplating the opposite – a change in the terms of trade which will threaten the UK’s most important sectors. Open a copy of No,

Rethinking the Treasury

During 2016, Industry Forum Chair, Rod Dowler, assisted Lord Kerslake’s independent review of the Treasury to consider how it should work to promote and manage more sustainable growth in a fairer and more equal society. Click here to open Rethinking the Treasury

Trump’s New World Order: Brexit and Europe in a World Turned Upside Down

In this wide-ranging analysis of the implications of the election of Donald Trump and the UK vote for Brexit, Professor Stephen Haseler raises many disturbing questions about the shifting priorities and alignments of major world powers and the risks faced by the UK. Click here to open Trump’s New World Order: Brexit and Europe in a

Difficult Questions yield some concensus

The joint Federal Trust/Global Policy Institute/Industry Forum project to tackle the difficult questions raised by Brexit did produce some significant survey consensus about what Brexit should provide. Sadly, in the time between the survey and March 2017 it has become clear that, as the Rolling Stones would say ‘You don’t always get what you want’.

First, get their attention

In this provocative article, David Rowe argues that although Brexit will clearly lead to short-term economic turmoil driven by political uncertainty, it just might improve the sustainability of the European Union. David is an American academic and risk advisory specialist with extensive private sector experience. http://www.dmrra.com Download a copy of First, get their attention  

We have seen the future and it doesn’t work

Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust, gives his views on the consequences of unleashing the BREXIT tiger. Download a copy of We have seen the future and it doesn’t work