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Economics update

A packed meeting at the National Liberal Club heard economist, Andrew Smith, give a wide-ranging economics update. The brief was to provide some ideas about the economic prospects for the UK and EU at the start of a year in which a possible UK EU referendum, the slowdown in China and the plummeting price of

The EU provides often-overlooked economic benefits for the UK

By Viara Bojkova, Head of Geo-Economics Programme & Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute. The big campaigns for the UK to stay in or leave the EU paint pictures of alternative futures with a large brush. ‘We must have the enormous market and the regulatory protection afforded by a bloc of 500m affluent citizens’.

Partnership with India: how our newest member built the Industry Forum’s new website

When support for the old purple and white Industry Forum website was suddenly withdrawn in July this year, the Forum was faced with a problem often faced by non-technology companies: how to manage an urgent project based on new and unfamiliar technology. Fortunately, help was at hand from the Forum’s newest member, Acuvate Software, a

Staying or leaving the EU: do the arguments stand up?

With a new vote on EU membership now inevitable and with so much hanging on the outcome, the Industry Forum is pushing hard to discuss and understand the issues. On 8th September, Alan Johnson MP, the head of Labour’s pro-EU campaign, led a great Industry Forum discussion on ‘Why we should say ‘Yes’ to Europe.

Is Europe losing the Internet race?

Some implications for the European Union of the 2015 Mary Meeker report on Internet trends – A report by Cameron Thompson at the Global Policy Institute Download your copy here: Is Europe losing the Internet race


Man-Made: Why so few women are in positions of power by Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds A summary, by the authors of their recently published book which shows that, despite years of apparent progress, real power in business and politics is still predominantly in the hands of men. Download a copy of Man-Made Summary