Brexit: A Pathway Forward
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
(from left to right) Shanker Singham, Director of the Economics of Prosperity Programme, David Davis, State Secretary for Exiting the EU, Tim Hames (Director General of the BVCA) and Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute.
As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, expanded on the strategy for Brexit negotiations, the most important and sensitive task for the UK Government in the coming months.
He confirmed the Government's intention to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017, begining the two year period of negotiation with the EU and that their intention was to “minimise the costs and maximise the benefits” of whatever the relationship would be in the future.
We were extremely grateful for the support of the BVCA for this event
The Nervous Breakdown of British Politics
Thursday, 6 October 2016
On both ends of the spectrum, the two major British political parties are suddenly suffering from the same kinds of identity crises as their distant American cousins, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute Transitions Forum (Washington Post)
48:52—Healing a Divided Britain—2016 Conservative Party Conference
Sunday, 2 October 2016
The Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice launched a new joint report that analyses why Britons voted the way they did in June's EU Referendum. The report also offers the Government a roadmap for how to unite a divided country, whilst ensuring those living in poverty have the chance to move towards a more meaningful and prosperous live.
New Cabinet May Signal Britain’s Retreat as A Western Power
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Prime Minister’s choice of Cabinet members such as Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary reflect the country’s retreat as a powerful Western nation, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
‘Mommy Wars’ Enters Britain’s Political Arena
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
The use of her children by Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative leadership race against Theresa May marked a new low for British politics, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Productivity in the UK
Monday, 29 February 2016
Nick Boles, MP
, Minister of State for Skills, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum
lunch on the government’s plan to improve UK productivity through greater investment in infrastructure, increased wages and training.
Autumn Statement Verdict—Politics over Prosperity
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
If the Chancellor is serious about securing the future of the UK, the focus must go back to deficit elimination and true leadership in revolutionising our public services, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
Health and Education Are Part of a Prosperous Society
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Yet they’re currently holding Britain back in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index. The Government can change this—if it wants to, writes Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
Only the Tories Can Fix Capitalism. Will They Seize the Moment?
Friday, 20 November 2015
Free markets are losing the support of the public, and determined political leadership is needed to restore faith in enterprise. But is the required attitude outside the Conservative party’s comfort zone? Louie Brockbank, Intern at the Legatum Institute, writes for ConservativeHome
The Tory Majority Was Won on the Economic Battlefield of 2014
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
The Conservatives' General Election success rested on a pronounced shift to more optimistic economic expectations among the population during the course of 2014, according to findings from the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™—by Louie Brockbank for ConservativeHome
What Does a One Nation Justice System Look Like?
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Speaking at the Legatum Institute, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove called for reform of the justice system in England and Wales, in his first speech since being appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
The End of Britain As We Know It
Sunday, 10 May 2015
David Cameron’s re-election could mark the start of internal upheaval, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Magna Carta: The Greatest Bargain Ever Struck
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for South East England, spoke about ‘freedom and liberty’ at an off-the-record lunch hosted at the Legatum Institute.
Pensions, Retirement and Taxation—with David Gauke, MP
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
On the eve of the Spring Budget, David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, addressed a small table of Business Forum members about pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.
Whatever Happened to Compassionate Conservatism?
Thursday, 12 March 2015
"We are warriors for the dispossessed," said Michael Gove, the Chief Whip, as he delivered a speech at the Legatum Institute to launch the book, 'The Good Right'.
Friday, 6 March 2015
Suddenly, Great Britain is disappearing from the world stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum in her latest Washington Postcolumn.
Theresa May MP for Women2Win
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
The Legatum Institute was delighted to host Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and the Women2Win campaign group for their "First-Time Fighters and 40/40 Seats" fundraiser event.
Television: Still Relevant After All These Years
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV, for a lunch discussion. Norman, a former head of ASDA and Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, argued that despite new platforms, television remains the one medium that allows for a national conversation.
Chloe Smith: Would You Employ a Young Person?
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
On Democracy Day, youth unemployment and societal disengagement were up for discussion at a Legatum Institute business breakfast that hosted Chloe Smith MP, former Treasury Minister.
A Statement of Prosperity
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
December's Autumn Statement could be the Conservatives' path back to power, writes Harriet Maltby, Government Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
Jesse Norman: My Autumn Statement
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The Legatum Institute welcomed Jesse Norman MP for an insightful yet sobering look over the economic horizon. With the Autumn Statement the last real opportunity for new economic policy before the General Election next May, questions covered the likely announcements from the Chancellor in December.
Beyond GDP: The True Roots of Prosperity
Monday, 29 September 2014
In his 2014 Conservative Party Conference speech, George Osborne declared that he “wants Britain to be the most prosperous country on earth”. But how do we get there? The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion at this week’s Conservative Party Conference to discuss the drivers of—and the obstacles to—UK prosperity.
The Lesson of John Key’s Victory: Keep the Faith
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
With a third election victory under his belt, Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute, explains why the New Zealand Prime Minister's latest success offers hope for Tories—and it's all about determination and strong values (ConservativeHome)
Scotland Sends Europe’s Elites a Warning
Friday, 19 September 2014
Expect more political earthquakes across Europe, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
The Conservative Agenda for Business
Thursday, 19 June 2014
The Legatum Institute hosted Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, for a small gathering of business leaders on the Conservative agenda for business.
The Road to the 2015 General Election
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Speaking at a lunch at the Legatum Institute, Lynton Crosby, campaign strategist and organisation specialist, discussed the challenges facing the Conservative party in the lead up to the 2015 general election.
Poseidon Politics: The Battle For 2015
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
With just one year to go until the UK General Election in 2015, thought has inevitably turned to the deciding factors—from the economic recovery to Ed Miliband’s electability. Truthfully these factors are unlikely to have an impact on who forms a majority, only how big that majority is. The election outcome has largely been decided by institutional factors that make it Ed Miliband’s to lose, not David Cameron’s.
Why Osborne Should Now Axe Tax Relief on Pensions
Friday, 21 March 2014
This week Osborne reached first base with his proposal to make Isas more flexible and to give people more control over how they use their pensions. But he didn't complete the home run, explains Legatum Institute Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach (City A.M.)
The Small State Game Changer: We Can Transform Britain Forever in Four Stages
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
How do you fashion a small state when there’s a huge deficit and a majority of the political and media class howl at the mere suggestion of less public spending? Legatum Institute Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, outlines four key strategies (City A.M.)
The Future of Conservatism and the Fate of Free Enterprise
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
As part of its continuing program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion with prominent American and British conservative commentators on the future of free enterprise.
Foreign Aid is an Investment in Our Future
Monday, 24 June 2013
Jobs and the free market are at the heart of a revolution in the way Britain offers help, writes Andrew Mitchell MP, author of a Legatum Institute paper on foreign aid (Daily Telegraph).
2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation (Report)
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
In January 2013, the Legatum Institute hosted the launch of '2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation', a compendium of long-term policy ideas by members of the 2020 group of Conservative MPs.
2020 Vision - An Agenda for Transformation
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
The Legatum Institute hosted the launch of '2020 Vision - An Agenda for Transformation', a compendium of long-term policy ideas by members of the 2020 group of Conservative MPs.
“The pillars upon which Big Government rest are crumbling”
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The use of the internet has transformed how we engage with each other and how we consume everything, from news to music to learning. Why, therefore, should it not also transform the way we are governed? A conversation with author and MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell.