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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 


Commentary

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)

Events

Trade Negotiations: An Opportunity After Brexit—How to Get it Right—2016 Conservative Party Conference

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Brexit: Get it right and Britain can help create a new golden age of free trade and prosperity; get in wrong and protectionism, populism and impoverishment will follow. This panel at the 2016 Conservative Party Conference explored these issues and explained how an ambitious and radical trade agenda could deliver on the promise of a revitalised nation.

Events

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.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

‘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)

Commentary

Theresa May’s Clergy Upbringing Will Stand Her in Good Stead at Number 10

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Theresa May’s upbringing as the daughter of a clergyman will provide her with the morality needed to be Prime Minister, writes Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute (London Evening Standard)

Events

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.

Commentary

10 Years On, Cameron’s Compassionate Conservativism has Failed to Deliver Its Promises

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Drawing on data from the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index, Abigail Watson, Research Intern, reveals how after 10 years in the job, David Cameron's promises have failed to materialise (LeftFootForward.org)

Commentary

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)

Commentary

George Osborne is About to Run Into a Heap of Trouble

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The cuts outlined in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement must be fair, and seen to be fair, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

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)

Commentary

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

Commentary

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

Events

2015 Conservative Party Conference: The New "One Nation" Conservatism

Sunday, 4 October 2015

“The most interesting event of the Conservative conference”—Rachel Sylvester in The Times.

Events

2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tim Montgomerie moderated a discussion with Johnny Mercer MP, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Peter Pomerantsev, and Ian Betts of G4S on the biggest threats to Britain’s security.  

Events

"The Legatum Institute is going from strength to strength"

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, was guest speaker at the Legatum Institute's 2015 Summer Party.

Events

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.

Commentary

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)

Commentary

Miliband and Cameron Have Yet to Realise What Prosperity Really Means

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Education, safety and the opportunity to become your own boss all matter as much or more than the headline GDP figures, writes Nathan Gamester, Programme Director to the Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Commentary

When it Comes to Politics, the US and Britain Could Learn From Each Other

Thursday, 16 April 2015

What will the voters get out of these very different political experiences, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in her latest Washington Post column.

Events

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.

Commentary

The State and the Market Are Set for Another Needless Collision Course

Friday, 10 April 2015

Rather than returning to the battlegrounds of state versus market, we should make the twenty-first century different to the last, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX)

Events

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.

Events

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'.

Events

You Heard It Here First—A Pollster's General Election Forecast

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, delivered his forecast ahead of Britain's general election at a recent Legatum Institute business breakfast.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Events

The Future of Free Schools: Lunch Discussion with Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch to celebrate the elevation of Baroness Natalie Evans to the House of Lords.

Events

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.


Events

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.

Commentary

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)

Commentary

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)

Events

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. 

Events

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.

Commentary

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.)

Commentary

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.)

Commentary

When it Comes to the 50p Tax Rate, We Need to Appeal to Hearts as Well as Minds

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In an article for ConservativeHome, Legatum Institute Programme Director Nathan Gamester urges Conservatives to give attention to the views of would-be voters when challenging Labour's recent promise to introduce a 50p tax rate if they win the next election.

Events

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.

Publications

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.

News

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.

News

“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.

News

Prosperity and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Monday, 10 September 2012

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker argues that we can marry concerns about growth with the need to transition to a sustainable, resource-efficient, low-carbon economy.

Events

Is There a Distinctively Conservative Green Agenda?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker discusses the possible future evolution of environmental policies in an age of economic austerity.