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Recent events

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Prospects and challenges for 2020

23 January 2020 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

The decisive Conservative general election win brings to an end three years of parliamentary paralysis and policy inertia. The new administration will need to act quickly on a range of urgent issues as well as the implementation of the transition to a new relationship with the EU. This roundtable wi... Read More

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Increasing and profiting more from UK R&D

05 November 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

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

The UK has an enviable science and technology heritage and track record. Despite this, we invest less than most other advanced countries in R&D and frequently fail to gain the commercial benefits of our scientific discoveries. This situation has been made worse by a decade of slow growth and the... Read More

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A long term approach to UK housing problems

21 October 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rt Hon John Healey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

Delivering a master class in understanding the complex issues of housing, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Rt. Hon. John Healey MP, led a lunchtime Industry Forum briefing this week at the City HQ of NHBC. Topics covered included the benefits of a more proactive government approach and an over... Read More


Solid steps to improve UK productivity

15 October 2019 - Breakfast meeting - Login for venue

Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

Bringing a refreshing can-do approach to financial issues, Shadow Treasury Minister, Dr Anneliese Dodds MP, led a comprehensive Industry Forum breakfast briefing on Labour party plans for tackling long-standing UK productivity problems. Actions on investment, skills, and regional imbalances are esse... Read More

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Labour Business reception

24 September 2019 - Evening reception - Login for venue

John McDonnell, Rebecca Long-Bailey and other leading parliamentarians,

Join members of the Shadow Treasury and BEIS teams for an evening reception at the Labour Party conference. For more information on this event Read More


The need for consensus on vital infrastructure projects

18 September 2019 - Breakfast meeting - Login for venue

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE FCGI, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

A modern economy needs a good physical and digital infrastructure to support business, education, leisure and social services. But, infrastructure projects usually require long term planning and investment. Policy uncertainty, policy changes and priority changes can therefore all lead to lack of act... Read More