On Tuesday 13th May, Martin Howe QC will give the first lecture in Politeia's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should guide re-negotiation?
Britain's relations with the European Union have moved to the centre of the political stage. While many people support the principles on which free trade with the EU rests and want such arrangements to continue, they are concerned at the increased dominance of the EU in national life.
Western economies face rising costs for pensions, healthcare and other social goods. At the same time pressure on the public finances is greater. How can efficient and affordable social systems compete in an ever tougher global market?
Politeia's 2014 economic series explores how different international systems pay for the social policies which their societies expect. Addressing the series will be politicians, economists and actuaries; and specialists who have advised on, or created and introduced such systems.
For the list of speakers click here.
On Thursday 3rd April, Professor Lars Feld* gave the second lecture in Politeia's 2014 Economic series, Paying for the Future: Contributory or Tax funded Systems?, focusing on the Swiss pension system and Germany’s current proposals to reform its system.
Recent Event - Can We Pay for the Future? Financing health and pension systems: What Lessons for Policy
On Wednesday 12th February Dr Ludger Schuknecht, opened Politeia’s 2014 economic series Paying for the Future: Contributory or Tax funded Systems?
Recent Event - Nuclear Options: What Policy for Powering the Future? with David Mowat MP and Dr Simon Taylor
Professor Roger Cashmore, David Mowat MP and Dr Simon Taylor discussed UK energy policy, the role of nuclear in the supply mix and the steps needed if nuclear is to continue at present levels.
The event was part of Politeia’s 2013-14 Energy Series.
Across the parliamentary divide, energy has moved centre stage in the policy debate. Can rising costs be curbed? If not, who should pay?