It is important that we move the economic debate from deficit reduction to the need to improve the supply side of the UK economy so that the private sector can fill the gap created by partial retrenchment of the public sector. This supply side agenda should include issues such as: labour market deregulation, reduction in marginal tax rates, the creation of a more coherent tax system, liberalisation of planning, thinking again about saddling the financial services industry with additional taxes and regulation, welfare reform, public sector reform and a different approach to green issues. We have put together a panel discussion with leading experts who will take different angles on the need to improve the supply side of UK economy. All panellists have been asked to think beyond the bounds of the immediately politically possible!
Dr Richard Barkham, Research Director, Grosvenor Group
Dr Andrew Lilico, Chief Economist, Policy Exchange
Rt Hon John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham and Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee for the Conservative party
Prof J R Shackleton, Professor of Economics, University of East London
Matthew Sinclair, Director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance
Dr Mungo Wilson, Lecturer in Financial Economics, Said Business School
Mark Littlewood, Director General & Ralph Harris Fellow, IEA