The public sector in the UK and in many other countries isn’t the scale it was at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. Austerity policies and cutbacks have reduced its role somewhat. Nevertheless Government spending still represents 40% of the British economy and the proportion is higher in many other EU nations. Public sector speakers explain the politics, economics and possible futures of the public sector at a time when public spending may be about to become in many ways more generous.
Bob Ainsworth is a former Defence & Armed Forces Minister. His experience within Whitehall is extensive, he speaks at both day conference and after dinner events with equal knowledge, enthusiasm and wit.... [more]
Michael Arthur - President of Boeing Europe, and MD, UK and Ireland. A former top diplomat. Led the Maastricht Treaty negotiating team. Ambassador postings included Africa, Paris, Washington, India, Germany and as DG for Europe and Economic issues.... [more]
David Blunkett became one of very few blind MPs to reach the front bench and Cabinet, previously chairing the Labour Party nationally and managing education and employment in Tony Blair's first government. ... [more]
Anthony Browne, Conservative MP since 2019, previously Chief Executive of British Bankers Association, former director of think tank Policy Exchange, Health Editor, Environment Editor, Deputy Business Editor of the Observer, and Economics Corresponde... [more]
Ken Clarke: Lord Clarke of Nottingham, former Minister for Health, Trade & Industry, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Business Secretary. One of the most experienced figures in British politics. ... [more]