The principal aim of the Industry Forum is to facilitate dialogue between policy-makers and businesses operating in the UK in order to assist the development of effective policies that meet the economic and social needs of the country.
In order to fulfil our principal aim we try to keep abreast of key current issues of concern to businesses and to policy makers. These are usually identified to us by our members who cover a wide range of activities, by policy makers, and by other commentators in think tanks or academia.
Our meetings are focussed, informal and conducted under the Chatham House rule. They allow for policies or issues to be outlined and then subjected to constructive questioning and discussion.
From the many meetings we have run since 1993, we believe that we have made some contribution to the development and understanding of practical and useful policies and to building good relationships between the busy worlds of politics and industry.