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Upcoming events

Managing the business of the House of Commons

16 January 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

The Leader of the House of Commons has the vital role of scheduling the work of the House in order that as much as possible of the government’s legislative agenda is delivered intact. In 2024, the last session of the current parliament, the Leader will be managing the progress of the 2023 King’s... Read More

Improving government performance in procurement and value for money

23 January 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair, Public Accounts Select Committee

The government, and particularly the Treasury, prioritises budgetary control but too often, once initial contracts have been awarded, costs escalate without adequate cost or quality control. One cause may be that civil service cuts have left departments without the skills and experience needed to de... Read More

Policy priorities for the water sector

29 January 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Ruth Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Environmental Protection

Climate change is having a profound impact on the water sector. It is raising costs and causing wider concerns for businesses and householders alike. Water supplies, flood planning and water pollution are all examples of matters that require long-term planning and investment. Ruth Jones MP, Shadow M... Read More

Events in planning

Industrial strategy: how the plans for infrastructure and skills announced by the Conservative party will take shape and increase industrial activity and business opportunities.

Trade policy: We will aim to look at prospects for UK trade with the major economies.

Bringing ESG (environmental, social and governance) priorities to the top of the business agenda.

The procurement transformation: new technologies and new approaches that can bring big savings in procurement costs and logistics.

The key economic role of 5G, and the security issues involved.

The economics of health and social care in an age of rapidly changing technology and demographics.

The key role of science and technology in turning the UK into a leading 21st century economy.

Foreign and defence policy issues that may impact on business prospects.

Housing and pension issues in the UK economy.