2013 POLICY DISCUSSIONS

Iain Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Industry

The Infrastructure Forum welcomed the Shadow Industry Minister to a special dinner discussion. Iain Wright MP has been shadow minister for Business, Innovation and Skills since 2011, having previously served in the last government as a minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government and for Children. This was an excellent opportunity to discuss infrastructure policy with a key member of the Opposition's Shadow Team.

The Future of Independent Regulation Special Roundtable with Roger Witcomb


EPF's Regulatory Best Practice Group welcomed the Chairman of the Competition Commission, Roger Witcomb, and the Chair of Consumer Focus, Christine Farnish, led a discussion on the future of independent economic regulation in this roundtable of the Forum's Regulatory Best Practice Group.

Special Roundtable with Chris Leslie MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Infrastructure Forum was very pleased to welcome Chris Leslie MP to his first discussion as the new Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Special Dinner Discussion with Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Cabinet Office

 

As Energy Minister, John Hayes had a focus on key infrastructure questions and, of course, became especially prominent because of his comments about the economics of wind power. This discussion dinner provided an opportunity to explore a range of issues across infrastructure policy with a Minister right at the heart of government decision making early in his new responsibilities

 

Special Roundtable with Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP
 

Michael Fallon is now, of course, Minister of State at BIS responsible for its new Red Tape Challenge, which has a particular focus on infrastructure.  The roundtable was an opportunity to explore issues concerning infrastructure in the context both of the Red Tape Challenge and the Department's broader work affecting financing, supply of capital, economic development and EU issues.

 

The Infrastucture Forum Annual Policy Summit 2013

The Infrastructure Forum's second policy summit was held in the historic setting of Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire. The summit is designed to provide leaders from the private and public sectors with the opportunity to meet to discuss the key upcoming policy issues affecting infrastructure financing and policy.



 

TIF Advisory Council Dinner Discussion with Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP

 

Guest of honour as dinner speaker was Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. The meeting reviewed the activities and initiatives of the Forum's Working Groups and assessed the results to date of the National Infrastructure Plan.



 

Special Roundtable with Lord Adonis & Sir John Armitt
 

The Labour Party recently announced the setting up of an Independent Review of UK Infrastructure Planning led by Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority. We were delighted Sir John Armitt, leading the Review, could join the Infrastructure Forum for a special roundtable.

 

Special Roundtable with Nick Boles MP


The Infrastructure Forum has been active on addressing the Town and Country Planning issues which have affected infrastructure, housing and other development. The new Planning Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, Nick Boles MP joined us for a special roundtable to discuss and exchange ideas.

 

EPF Council Dinner Discussion with Angus Lapsley
 

Angus Lapsley joined European Policy Forum's Council dinner to discuss the government's European policy and the on-going Review of Competences.
 

Cumberland Lodge 2013

European Financial Forum's Cumberland Lodge 2013 was chaired by Dr Adam Farkas, Executive Director, European Banking Authority (EBA). The 2013 conference brought together senior market participants, regulators and officials to discuss issues of topical concern in international capital markets and their regulation.

Speical Roundtable with Carles Esteva Mosso
 

In the series of competition policy dinners European Policy Forum and Linklaters came together to hold a successful discussion with Carles Esteva Mosso, Director for Policy and Strategy at DG Competition.

EPF Council Dinner Discussion with Peter Kellner, Chairman of YouGov

 

The guest of honour as dinner speaker was Peter Kellner, Chairman of YouGov.

Special Roundtable with Lord Currie of Marylebone and Alex Chisholm, Comeptition and Markets Authority

 

EPF's Regulatory Best Practice Group welcomed the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority to a special roundtable to discuss progress in establishing the CMA and their perspectives on its development.

Special Luncheon Discussion with Rt Hon David Liddington MP

 

The Minister for Europe Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP joined a lunch discussion to exchange ideas on Britain's EU relationships and key issues arising from it, including the Review of Competences currently under way in the Cabinet Office.

More information about our policy discussions

can be found below

 

 

Special Roundtable with Lord Deighton


The incoming Treasury Minister responsible for infrastructure policy and delivery, Paul Deighton, joined The Infrastructure Forum for a special roundtable. The roundtable allowed him to meet key players in the sector; to set out his preliminary thoughts in his role and priorities; and to get feedback on where TIF 's network see the key challenges and decisions.

 

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