Wednesday 23 November 2016 |18.30-20.00 | Committee Room 11, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Brexit Budget: Reaction to the Chancellor’s first post-referendum Autumn Statement
Join our panel to discuss the Autumn Statement on the day of its release.
Following the Brexit vote there has been much speculation as to the economic direction of the government. The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, will have to produce a Statement to ensure the UK economy is robust and prepared for the coming Brexit shocks whilst also fulfilling the ‘one nation’ rhetoric of the Conservative Party Conference.
Having abandoned George Osborne’s 2020 deficit reduction pledge, will there be an increase in borrowing? Will there be an expansion of industrial policy and state involvement in the economy as suggested at Conservative Party Conference? Or, will the expectations of the fallout of Brexit and the need for post-Brexit stability force a more restrained Statement?
The Autumn Statement will be an important demonstration not only of the economic direction of Theresa May’s new government, but also of the country’s economic outlook following the Brexit vote.
Speakers: Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour MP, Birmingham Ladywood), Vicky Pryce (economist & business consultant), Ryan Shorthouse (director, Bright Blue), Kate Bell (head of economic and social affairs, TUC)
Chair: Jonathan Hopkin (associate professor of comparative politics, LSE Government Department)