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The Industry Forum Ltd, 20 St Andrew Street, EC4A 3AG, London
  • Straight talking between business and policymakers since 1993

  • Straight talking between business and policymakers since 1993

  • Straight talking between business and policymakers since 1993

  • Straight talking between business and policymakers since 1993

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Tackling our immigration issues
A big factor in the Brexit debate was the perceived need to exercise control over immigration from other EU countries. Since Brexit, the loss of access to EU workers has…
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Fallout from the HS2 cancellations
It is now over six months since the government’s surprise, and to many unwelcome, decision to scrap the planned HS2 extensions north and east of Birmingham. At the time, it…
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Industry Forum Business Reception
UK prosperity and our standing in the world depend heavily on economic success which, in turn, depends a lot on our success in harnessing digital technology. We are therefore delighted…
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Strengthening the SME sector
The SME sector is a big employer and the source of much innovation. It is widely acknowledged that a stronger UK SME sector would benefit the economy as a whole,…
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Tackling our immigration issues
Date:
20/05/2024
Event location:
Central London
Host:
Lowick
Speaker:
Stephen Kinnock MP
A big factor in the Brexit debate was the perceived need to exercise control over immigration from other EU countries. Since Brexit, the loss of access to EU workers has caused disruption in healthcare, social care, agriculture and construction, and the needs of such sectors have caused immigration from non-EU countries to surge. There has […]
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Fallout from the HS2 cancellations
Date:
12/06/2024
Event location:
Central London
Host:
Railway Industry Association
Speaker:
Sir John Armitt CBE
It is now over six months since the government’s surprise, and to many unwelcome, decision to scrap the planned HS2 extensions north and east of Birmingham. At the time, it was unclear whether the collection of replacement schemes announced would address the gaps left and form part of a coherent rail strategy. Also uncertain were […]
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Industry Forum Business Reception
Date:
11/09/2024
Event location:
House of Commons
Host:
Workday / Vodafone
Speaker:
Darren Jones MP
UK prosperity and our standing in the world depend heavily on economic success which, in turn, depends a lot on our success in harnessing digital technology. We are therefore delighted that our House of Commons Business Reception this year will be sponsored by two leading international digital sector companies Workday and Vodafone. The keynote speaker […]
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A real prospect for change

Published:
15-05-2024

The May local and mayoral election results show that the coming general election will almost certainly bring a new administration with a mandate for radical change. Until a general election, however, the country is in a state of planning limbo affecting government and business. After the election a new, likely Labour-led, administration would be constrained in improving public services, raising defence spending, and investing in infrastructure, by the high level of taxes and high borrowing costs.

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Editorial comments

A real prospect for change

Published:
15-05-2024

The May local and mayoral election results show that the coming general election will almost certainly bring a new administration with a mandate for radical change. Until a general election, however, the country is in a state of planning limbo affecting government and business. After the election a new, likely Labour-led, administration would be constrained in improving public services, raising defence spending, and investing in infrastructure, by the high level of taxes and high borrowing costs.

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Did the conference speeches reveal an economic vision for the UK?
In his party conference speech, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt painted a rosy picture of our future leadership in technology sectors. His words didn’t match the scale of the economic challenge. In…
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UK economic prospects for 2022 and beyond
At the 25 November Industry Forum virtual roundtable, Andrew Smith, Chief Economist for the Industry Forum reviewed the prospects for the UK economy in 2022 in the light of the Chancellor's Autumn…
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Paying for the pandemic - recovery shouldn’t mean Austerity 2
At the 17 March Industry Forum virtual roundtable, IIPP Economist Josh Ryan-Collins analysed the case for an ambitious recovery plan to avoid Austerity 2. Open presentation For slides, please email jwyer@industry-forum.org
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February 2024 Newsletter
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Industry Forum October Newsletter
Take a look at our October Newsletter for details of upcoming events. Industry Forum October 2023 Newsletter 
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September Newsletter
Our September Newsletter is now available online with details of our 30th anniversary reception and other upcoming events. Industry-Forum-September-2023-Newsletter 
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Events in planning

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Strengthening the UK SME sector
Policy priorities for building safely
Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan will attract private investment
Future UK environment and climate policy, and business engagement
Delivering real benefits from science, innovation and technology
Improving our digital infrastructure would be a win/win for businesses and the economy
Reforming UK corporate governance is key to invigorating the UK economy
Funding radical change
Building a new positive relationship with Europe

Recent events

Managing the business of the House of Commons
The critical importance of managing the business of the House of Commons is not widely understood. Should Labour win the coming general election, this vital…
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Reforming the Civil Service for the 21st Century
Joining us for an Industry Forum roundtable hosted by Workday, in March, the Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, argued that addressing Civil Service governance…
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Key issues for UK road transport
The climate crisis, the pandemic, the economic crisis, and new technologies are all transforming requirements for UK public and private transport. Furthermore, the cancellation of…
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