How will the election affect business in Britain? with Matt Hancock


This Westminster Policy Institute event will explore the big issues on the political horizon, what these mean for the 5 year business outlook and how businesses can build a more positive voice with policymakers. Our panel of experts will discuss a range of issues including:

  • The future of the UK on the global stage including following the EU referendum
  • How business views highly political issues such as immigration and the future of public service delivery
  • Whether business has to play a more proactive role in demonstrating the benefits they bring to society and of the free market more generally
  • The possibility of increased government intervention in regulated markets and how that affects business decisions
  • How global events such as fluctuating commodity prices and uncertainty in the Eurozone might impact Britain’s economic recovery


  • The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP
  • Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London
  • Baroness Patience Wheatcroft
  • Simon Walker, Director General, The Institute of Directors
  • (Chair) Dr Sean Worth, Director, Westminster Policy Institute