A New Deal for Business and the Economy?

Thursday 9 July 2020

Duration: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Status: Completed

Following Rishi Sunak’s ‘fiscal statement’ on Wednesday 8 July, and the latest quarterly update to Tortoise’s Responsibility 100 Index, join Tortoise editors, members and senior business leaders for an open and frank debrief on the outlook for the UK economy. How are businesses, and households, set to cope over the coming months?

Chair: James Harding, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Our special guests include:

Dr Linda Yueh an economist, broadcaster, and writer. she is a fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and adjunct professor of economics at London Business School. She is also visiting professor at LSE IDEAS and chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission. She is widely published and is editor of the Routledge Series on Economic Growth and Development.Her latest book The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today was The Times’s Best Business Books of the Year, and Newsweek magazine’s Best Books of the Year.

Stephen King, economist and author. After 17 years as HSBC’s Chief Global Economist, Stephen was appointed HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser in 2015. Stephen’s latest book, Grave New World- described by Lawrence Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, as “a very important book at a crucial time” – was published in May 2017 to considerable critical claim. His last book, When the Money Runs Out was selected as a ‘book of the year’ by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times. His first book, Losing Control was published in 2010.

Between 2014 and 2017, Stephen was a member of the Financial Times “Exchange” which, in the FT’s words, offered “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”. In 2018, he became a regular columnist for the London Evening Standard in addition to writing occasionally for both the Financial Times and the Times. Between 2015 and the 2017 General Election, he was a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.

James Smith, Research Director of The Resolution Foundation. Prior to this he worked in a range of roles at the Bank of England and in the civil service, leading analysis of macroeconomic issues for policy. His work focuses on wealth, debt and housing as well as leading the Foundation’s work on macro policy. He is currently lead author on a forthcoming paper on how government can support the post-lockdown economic recovery.