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HAS THIS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT FALLEN OUT OF LOVE WITH BUSINESS?

Published on by Andy Martin

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VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: HAS THIS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT FALLEN OUT OF LOVE WITH BUSINESS? HAS POPULISM TRUMPED PROFIT? 

As the UK enters the unknown and prepares for the seismic shift that Brexit will trigger, the relationship between the Government and business can be described as ambivalent at best. Theresa May sees Brexit as a cry for a new start and she set out an agenda of state intervention, more workers' rights, an assault on failing markets and a crackdown on corporate greed.

At a time of great economic volatility and risk, business is unsure of where the Government stands on a mass of issues but is business being unnecessarily alarmist? The Government has been decisive on Heathrow and Hinkley Point (eventually), and also sought to reassure Nissan. What is the most effective relationship between the Government and business? If Brexit is a 'once-in-a-generation chance to change the direction of our nation for good', what policies should the Government pursue to ensure British business can flourish in the post-Brexit world?

To help us read all these conflicting signals Newgate has brought together a panel of experts who can tell us what the future should hold:

Chris Hope: Assistant Editor and Chief Political Correspondent, Daily Telegraph
Dr Adam Marshall: Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
Tom Tugendhat MP: MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling

When: 8:15 am for 8:30am Tuesday 6th December 2016
Where: Newgate Communications, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5DE

Places are limited, please RSVP to theviewfromthebridge@newgatecomms.com

Andy Martin

Andy Martin about the author…

Andy is Managing Partner of Newgate Engage. He combines media relations expertise with a hard-nosed political background. Andy has been a Council, GLA and a former Parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats and previously worked in Parliament as a researcher for Don Foster MP. Andy remains politically active.

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