Pre launch event - Beyond Brexit: a programme for UK reform


Monday, 14 October, 2019 - 09:30 to 11:00


National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

2 Dean Trench Street, London, SW1P 3HE


This is a NIESR event at which the PRG will be participating, and is by invitation only.

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Regardless of the particular form that Brexit ultimately takes, the UK faces an unprecedented set of political, economic, and social challenges. While the causes are many and complex, they amount to a crisis of confidence and popular trust that has overturned the normal logic of political practice and policymaking. The national interest demands a strategy for the decades ahead capable of putting the country back on its feet.

This important seminar will offer a preview of the policy proposals to be contained in the November 2019 NIESR Economic Review, which aims to launch a serious debate about what such a strategy should look like.

A panel of authors will present their proposals on how to tackle challenges ranging from low productivity and ageing infrastructure to economic and regional inequalities and the UK’s post-Brexit role in the world.

Following opening remarks from the Institute’s Director, Professor Jagjit Chadha, the panel will be chaired by Dr John Llewellyn, a Trustee of the Institute, and include:

Dame Kate Barker, on housing

Professor Sir Tim Besley, on industrial policy

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, on foreign policy

Russell Jones, on macroeconomics

Terry Scuoler, on industry

Professor David Vines, on trade

A number of the other authors will also be in attendance, and take part in the discussion which will follow.

Registration and coffee from 9 am for a prompt 9,30m start.