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Upcoming events

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Focusing investment to boost the economy

23 January 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The aftermath of the 2008 banking crisis followed by Brexit uncertainty have hampered UK economic activity for a decade during which productivity and real wage growth have stalled and the gap between the prosperity of London and the southeast, and the rest of the country, has grown. Labour’s plans... Read More


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Transitioning to a green economy

05 February 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

The potential benefits of transitioning to a green economy are extensive. For example, adopting renewable energy would reduce dangerous local air pollution and reduce climate-changing emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases. The transition would require coordinated planning and Treasury support.... Read More


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Making 2019 a great year for London business

07 February 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rajesh Agrawal, London Deputy Mayor for Business

London is a preeminent international city with a vibrant economy that recovered well from the 2008 banking crisis. The city is prosperous and the population diverse and they voted strongly to remain in the European Union. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, London is likely to remain su... Read More


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Is the patent system still the best way to encourage innovation?

13 February 2019 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

The patent system is designed to reward innovation by protecting the innovator from competition in exchange for making details of the innovation public. This has generally worked well to foster innovation but there are a growing number of criticisms of the system, including that it is not flexible e... Read More


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An innovation-led economy

28 February 2019 - 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


Events in planning

Building the northern powerhouse

Immigration and business: time to sync?

Is Europe falling behind in technology?

The issues facing the NHS

A vision for London

Can Whitehall become more business-like?

Growing the real economy

UK and European security are indivisible

Can devolution unleash growth?

Privacy versus security

A long-term strategy for energy