The Industry Forum Ltd, 20 St Andrew Street, EC4A 3AG, London
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The Industry Forum Ltd, 20 St Andrew Street, EC4A 3AG, London


The core membership programme focuses on a range of key current or strategic issues and features topics chosen by members. Our events are informal and interactive, and adhere to the Chatham House rule unless otherwise stated. The majority are held in Central London sponsored and hosted by members. Attendance is by invitation-only to members and guests. Attendees are predominantly business professionals who bring their own current and practical views and information.
Discussions are led by top-level policy makers and influencers including government and shadow government ministers, heads of regulatory agencies and, sometimes, leading commentators, academics or authors. They provide the opportunity to explore issues from a broad perspective and also to raise detailed points that may be crucial to the successful implementation of policy.
The Industry Forum also works with other think tanks, research organisations and consultancies on meetings and research projects of relevance to our membership.

Upcoming events

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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Events in planning

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Strengthening the 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

Events in planning

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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.

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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Tackling our immigration issues
‘Tackling our immigration issues’ was the topic of the recent Industry Forum expert roundtable led by Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration. The meeting…
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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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Policy priorities for the water sector
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…
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Improving government performance in procurement and value for money
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…
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