Thursday 19th March, 6.30 - 7.30 pm
In the run up to May’s General Election, Britain’s leaders face big questions about healthcare and pensions. They, like other western economies, also face even bigger questions about the size of the state and public spending - if the economy is to grow.
In the UK, France and Germany, as populations age, one central question will be how to meet demand as public spending and debt levels are reduced. What lessons can be learned from other countries on funding effective, competitive systems?
Shale Gas: Securing the UK’s energy supply
Professor Robert Mair, Professor of Civil Engineering, Cambridge
Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, Energy Select Committee
As the UK prepares for the next general election, energy, its cost and security, will be a focus in the campaign. What role should Shale Gas play?
Competing for Success:
Why Free Trade Is Good News!
Britain's economic prosperity has long been linked to free trade. For sustained economic recovery and future growth, free trade will be vital. So will the forging of new free trade agreements, including the big prize - the free trade agreement with the United States (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP).