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Infrastructure projects could lead the economic recovery from the pandemic

25 March 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Sir John Armitt, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

Most business people see that the pandemic has caused serious damage to some important sectors like hospitality and aviation. Furthermore, it is clear that we need to expand other sectors such as renewable energy, construction and digital infrastructure to address climate change and preserve employm... Read More


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Paying for the pandemic

17 March 2021 - Afternoon - Login for venue

Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Is rapidly paying back pandemic borrowings an economic priority or a political red herring? This was an underlying question when Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and leading economists Andrew Smith and Josh Ryan-Collins discussed ‘Paying for the the Pandemic’ at a ... Read More


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A post-pandemic transport transformation?

10 March 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Jim McMahon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

We had the transport ‘A team’ at an Industry Forum virtual roundtable on, ‘A Post-covid transport transformation?’. Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Jim McMahon MP, kicked off the event. Sector speakers were Andy Bagnall, Director General at the Rail Delivery Group; Katy Taylor, Chie... Read More


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An integrated approach to pensions and benefits in recovering from the pandemic

09 February 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The pandemic has transformed levels of state support for personal incomes and benefits, and highlighted some current and past shortcomings in such support. Key questions now relate to the withdrawal of emergency support and the need for for a future, more rational, and perhaps more generous approach... Read More


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Implications of the new UK National Security and Investment Bill

01 February 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific

Shadow Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Kinnock MP, today led a wide-ranging Industry Forum panel discussion on ‘The implications of the new National Security and Investment Bill’. The other speakers were David Offenbach, Legal Consultant at Simons Muirhead & Burton,... Read More


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Opportunities and issues for post Brexit international trade

21 January 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

The Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, led an Industry Forum discussion on ‘Opportunities and issues for post Brexit international trade’. In the context of health, climate, and economic emergencies, and the advent of a new US administration, the meeti... Read More