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Recent events

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Financing a better future

10 January 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

Recent economic policies, especially the focus on austerity, have not stimulated the investment in infrastructure and skills needed to increase productivity and real wages. Labour has identified the need to change course and has proposed an approach involving a new National Investment Bank and the c... Read More

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A successful industrial strategy for the UK

04 December 2017 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Political opinion and current economic theory have for several decades opposed government leadership in the development of industrial strategy. This appeared to change after the Brexit vote and with the formation of the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Now business and politi... Read More

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Urgent housing issues

29 November 2017 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Clive Betts MP, Chair - Communities and Local Government Select Committee

There is a cross-party consensus that problems in the housing market, including supply shortages, have not been effectively addressed for a long time. This has tremendous social consequences as well as significant economic effects. It also raises issues of planning, finance and regulation, and the G... Read More

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Key questions for UK science and technology

08 November 2017 - Breakfast meeting - Login for venue

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Chair of the Science & Technology Select Committee

Many businesses are concerned that the UK needs a really strong focus on science, technology and innovation as part of our industrial strategy. This is particularly important while we grapple with the problems and uncertaintities arising from Brexit. Protecting the strong UK science base, safeguardi... Read More

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A successful transformation for City financial and professional services

16 October 2017 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Mark Hoban, Chair - International Regulatory Strategy Group

It is no exaggeration to say that many in the City and the wider UK economy are concerned about the regulatory and competitive disruption that the Brexit process may cause. Like the rest of the economy however, the financial community is determined to adapt and thrive. To do this it is essential to ... Read More

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Labour Conference Business Reception

26 September 2017 - 18:00 - Login for venue


During the recent general election Labour’s economic and business policies marked a distinctive break from recent Conservative, Coalition and New Labour policies. Come and hear about Labour’s approach to macro-economic policy and industrial strategy from key members of the shadow Treasury and BE... Read More