The Westminster Business Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage in timely discussion on public policy and financial issues with key stakeholders. These include senior representatives from businesses, and their backers and advisors, as well as consumer representatives, citizens' groups, the voluntary sector, and commentators; along with members of the reporting press.
In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults business leaders, senior departmental officials, Parliamentarians, academics and others. We welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relating to business.
The Westminster Business Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.
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Jane Hutt AM
Rt Hon David Jones MP
The next steps for Welsh infrastructure
Monday, 1st July 2013
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Welsh Government and Rt Hon David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales
The Honourable Mr Justice Barling
Reforming the UK competition regime - the impact of legislation and next steps for the Competition and Markets Authority
Tuesday, 10th September 2013
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive Officer Designate, Competition and Markets Authority and The Honourable Mr Justice Barling, President, Competition Appeal Tribunal
The future of manufacturing - growth, productivity and challenges ahead for policy
Thursday, 28th November 2013
Guest of Honour: Speaker confirmed from the Future of Manufacturing Project, Foresight, UK Government Office for Science
The following issues are being considered for future events:
- Business regulation and primary authority
- Consumer Bill of Rights
- Life Sciences
- Banking reform
- Business lending and the business bank
- Common European Sales Law
Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum
Nigel Adams MP, David Amess MP, Willie Bain MP, Luciana Berger MP, Lord Birt, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Rt Hon the Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC, Barry Gardiner MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Lord Harrison, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Lord Lee of Trafford, The Earl of Lindsay, Andy Love MP, Ian Lucas MP, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Ann McKechin MP, Meg Munn MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Lord Oxburgh, Lord Puttnam CBE, Lord Razzall, Lord Redesdale, Andrew Rosindell MP, Lord Sharkey, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Mark Spencer MP, Lord Storey, Lord Teverson, Lord Triesman, Derek Twigg MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Robert Walter MP, Baroness Whitaker and Tim Yeo MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.