Two years on from Brexit, and the economic debate is stagnant. We’re talking about high taxes and high spending – not unleashing business investment and catalysing productivity. Growth forecasts for the post-pandemic era are anaemic. Lowballing growth lowballs our economy and fails to realise the country’s aspirations.
In his first major speech of 2022, CBI Director General Tony Danker will argue that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix our record of weak growth and flatlining productivity – to become a world leader in green energy, a hotbed for technological innovation, and a global trading superpower. The alternative is economic stagnation, low aspiration, and the UK trailing behind our global competitors.
Tony will be joined by Robert Colvile and together they’ll discuss what government should do to put the UK back on a high-growth path and the invaluable role that business can play in realising our growth ambitions. As the UK stands at an economic crossroads, what new ideas are there to bring to the table?