UK Market Regulation After Brexit: higher, lower or stay the same?

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy

Online public event


Minette Batters

Minette Batters

Tony Danker

Tony Danker

Professor Sam Fankhauser

Professor Sam Fankhauser

Frances O'Grady

Frances O'Grady


Baroness Shafik

Baroness Shafik

How best can the UK economy compete in the world of the future? What model of market regulation should we seek and can we realistically attain? And, over what time scale? How far might the UK’s strategy be blown off course by wider, exogenous pressures or by domestic pushback? What accommodation should we seek in regulatory standards with our external partners?

The panel will discuss the prospects for the future, the opportunities and the threats.

Meet our speakers and chair

Minette Batters (@Minette_Batters) is the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales. She has been an NFU member from grassroots through to County Chairman; she served as Wiltshire’s Council delegate and also as Regional Board Chairman for the South West. Minette has also been a member of NFU Governance Board and served as NFU deputy president for four years from 2014 to 2018, before being elected as president in February 2018.

Tony Danker (@tonydanker) is the Director-General of CBI. Prior to this, Tony was the first CEO of Be the Business, a business-led movement created to transform UK’s productivity founded by a group of FTSE-100 Chairmen and the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. From 2010-2017 Tony was International Director, then Chief Strategy Officer, at Guardian News & Media. Prior to that, he was a Policy Advisor HM Government (2008-10), joining the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury.

Sam Fankhauser (@SamFankhauser) is Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at LSE. As part of this role, he also directs the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

In January 2013, Frances O'Grady (@FrancesOGrady) became the General Secretary of the TUC, the first woman ever to hold this post. Before the TUC, Frances worked for the Transport and General Workers Union.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy.

The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

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