21 March, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
As Britain charts a course through tough economic headwinds, scrutiny of how our economy is managed has never been more important. Holding the Treasury to account for getting debt falling, while protecting public services and investing in the things that drive growth, are key. So too is the wider role of the Treasury Select Committee in challenging the performance of our financial institutions – like the Bank of England – in fulfilling their mandates.
Looking further ahead, government will clearly need to develop its plan for how to reignite productivity growth: a challenge that long predates the energy crisis and pandemic. This will require careful consideration of the attributes, strengths, and barriers present in regional and local areas, so that every part of the country can contribute to growth. It will also mean seizing on our comparative advantages at the national level, for example in life sciences and technology.
We are delighted that Harriett Baldwin MP, Chair of the Treasury Committee, will be joining us to set out her thinking on how the role of the Treasury in securing sound public finances and supporting cross-government efforts to boost growth in the UK.