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Key issues for UK road transport

As the Westminster war drums signal the coming general election, The Industry Forum was delighted that Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Roads Minister, could join us to lead a round table on ’Key issues for UK road transport’. There are, indeed, a lot of issues including managing a rapid switch to electric passenger vehicles, fixing the

Policy priorities for the water sector

Recently, Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Flooding, Oceans and Coastal Communities, led a highly topical Industry Forum roundtable on ‘Policy priorities for the water sector’. Lila Thompson, CEO of hosts, British Water, chaired the meeting in the absence of Rod Dowler. The wide ranging discussion covered a number of issues and, in particular. flooding. With

Improving government performance in procurement and value for money

Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Select Committee, spoke last Thursday at an Industry Forum roundtable on the critical subject of ‘Improving government performance in procurement and value for money.’ The meeting was hosted by the Railway Industry Association and introduced by Robert Cook, Policy Director at the RIA. With her trademark

Delivering a circular economy

Part of the ‘Getting the UK moving again’ series of workshops For many practical and intuitive reasons, the goal of a circular economy has gained traction but is hard to deliver. Such a project needs to be achieved in steps and each step depends on a range of technologies as well as a suitable policy

Industry Forum 30th Anniversary Reception

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Industry Forum we are holding an evening reception at the House of Commons hosted by Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Industry, and sponsored by Workday. Speakers: Rod Dowler, Executive Chair, Industry Forum (Chair) Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Industry James Johns, Head

Adjusting to new defence procurement priorities

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shattered complacency about peace on the European continent. It has brought defence procurement to the top of the agenda as nations scramble to give urgent help to Ukraine, and also bolster their own defences. So, the Industry Forum invited Chris Evans MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement, to lead