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Why governments won’t invest

Sir Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade from 2010 to 2015, outlines his views on why governments are reluctant to invest even when there are strong reasons for doing so. Download a copy of Why governments won’t invest

Andrew Smith’s answers to FT economics questions for 2016

Economist Andrew Smith gives his views on the economic outlook for 2016 in a recent Financial Times article. Download a copy of Andrew’s responses FT questions Dec 15

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When support for the old purple and white Industry Forum website was suddenly withdrawn in July this year, the Forum was faced with a problem often faced by non-technology companies: how to manage an urgent project based on new and unfamiliar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.