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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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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:
TBC
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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Shaping the future

Published:
09-04-2024

We must wait for the general election to find out the real economic plans of the next administration. The main parties will publish their manifestos, but these will be focussed on winning votes and largely concealing the hard truths about what lies ahead. Whatever their hopes, the weak economic position of the UK, and the cost-of-living crisis, will act as big constraints on their actions.

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Editorial comments

Shaping the future

Published:
09-04-2024

We must wait for the general election to find out the real economic plans of the next administration. The main parties will publish their manifestos, but these will be focussed on winning votes and largely concealing the hard truths about what lies ahead. Whatever their hopes, the weak economic position of the UK, and the cost-of-living crisis, will act as big constraints on their actions.

(more…)

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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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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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June Newsletter
Take a look at our June Newsletter for details of upcoming events. Industry Forum June 2023 Newsletter 
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Events in planning

SEE what's coming
Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan will attract private investment
Future UK environment and climate policy, and business engagement
Building security
Delivering real benefits from science, innovation and technology
Strengthening the UK SME sector
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
Fallout from the HS2 decision
Implications of the changing nature of work for offices
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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