Conservative conference fringe | A tale of two Brexits: London vs the Northern Powerhouse
Author: Kulvir Channa |
In association with Victoria Business Improvement District (BID)
As the UK looks to its post-Brexit future, two of our biggest cities will increasingly be vying for Ministerial and policy makers’ attention; London and Manchester.
As a global capital of finance and services, London is counting on our political elite to ensure it retains access to EU markets and its businesses aren’t disadvantaged in future trade deals. Manchester, devolution darlings of the Treasury, have found renewed confidence in recent years, with a booming cultural life and aggressive fiscal devolution, the city region has become a policy petri dish. The question for our political leaders is; what should be the priority? Safeguarding London’s position as a global financial services powerhouse, or stoking the fires of the Northern powerhouse and seeding new industries.
- Paul Scully, MP for Sutton and Cheam
- Jane Dudman, Editor of Guardian Public Leaders and Guardian Housing
- Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council
- Geoff Tily, Senior Economist at the British Trade Union Congress
- Ruth Duston, Chief Executive of Victoria Business Improvement District
Monday 3rd October 2016, 13:00-14:00
Room 106, Jurys Inn Birmingham (245 Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2HQ)
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