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Key issues for the Public Accounts Committee

06 November 2018 - Breakfast meeting - Login for venue

Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Select Committee

The Public Accounts Committee is outspoken and hyperactive. It has a long list of current inquiries including the interface between health and social care, Universal Credit, the Brexit financial settlement, the performance of HMRC, the collapse of Carillion and many more. Come and hear Meg Hillier M... Read More


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An innovation-led economy

01 November 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Science & Innovation.

The burgeoning technology sector is now vying with finance to be the most profitable business sector. As the digital wave moves on, it is transforming media, entertainment, communications, logistics, and now threatens to disrupt manufacturing, retail, logistics, transportation and more. In the UK we... Read More


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Post Brexit trade prospects for Scotland

24 October 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Stewart Hosie MP, SNP Spokesperson for International Trade

At the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Scotland voted to remain in the UK against the policy of the ruling SNP party. At the 2016 EU referendum, in which the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU, Scotland voted to remain. Although the UK is Scotland’s largest trade partner, Scotland has impo... Read More


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Building an Innovation State

22 October 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The prosperity of the modern world has been built on innovation and trade. Whatever happens about Brexit, it is certain that the UK will need to compete and innovate as never before. None of the leading world economic powers leaves their industrial success to plain vanilla financial and economic pol... Read More


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Owning our future relationship with Europe

15 October 2018 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, and within the Westminster political parties, the mainland countries of Europe will forever remain the closest neighbours of the UK. It is thus in the overwhelming interest of all concerned that our future mutual relationships should be as... Read More


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A transforming strategy for SMEs

11 October 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business

Small and medium sized enterprises have a low profile but a vital role in the UK economy providing employment, training, innovation and flexibility in times of change. Their health and vitality will be essential during the challenging Brexit transition and this means that they will need all the help... Read More