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Recent events

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International trade issues

21 September 2017 - Breakfast meeting - Login for venue

Catherine West MP, International Trade Select Committee member

International trade has been high on the agenda ever since George Osborne announced the ambitious target to cut the UK trade deficit by increasing export trade to 1trillion pounds by 2020. If anything, Brexit has made such an objective more urgent but not necessarily easier. Catherine West MP for Ho... Read More


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Brexit and the future of global trade

03 July 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

In this seminar the expert panellists will consider the implications for global trade over the next two years of the Brexit negotiations and a possible Brexit at the end of them. They will also place European trade in the context of global trade, which is subject to a number of growing uncertainties... Read More


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Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? No Brexit?

28 June 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

The minority Conservative government’s Brexit policy is in chaos. The Prime Minister’s personal position is fragile; Ministers contradict each other publicly; and the traditional supporters of the Conservative party in the City and business become daily more vocal about their unease. Against th... Read More


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The aims of the Industrial Strategy Commission

06 June 2017 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Dame Kate Barker, Chair of The Industrial Strategy Commission

After a painfully slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, and in the wake of the Brexit vote, UK businesses and policymakers recognise that the UK urgently needs new economic thinking and practices. Last year, the new Conservative administration established the Business, Energy and Industrial ... Read More


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Consequences of a hard Brexit

05 June 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

This event will be the launch of a new report by Dr. Andrew Black of the Global Policy Institute looking at the possible consequences of a hard Brexit, following the failure of Article 50 negotiations between Great Britain and the European Union. Through his detailed analysis, Dr. Black has attempte... Read More


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The City and Brexit – British and German perspectives

16 May 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

It has already become clear that the question of financial and related services will form a separate and substantial component of the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union triggered by the invocation of Article 50. This discussion will be considering the negotiating posi... Read More