Director of Economics and Social Policy
Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy at Policy Exchange. He is an economist, with specialist interests in monetary economics, labour markets, and public finance. He has served as Special Adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer, and a Secretary of State for Employment. Warwick was a treasury economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also been Economics Editor of The European. His many articles on economics and public policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and in specialist journals ranging from the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator, to the Investors Chronicle and Financial World. His books include Sorry We Have No Money — Britain’s Economic Problem.
12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
Opportunities and risks: what does Brexit have in store for public services?
Theatre: Hot Seat
Since the vote to leave there have been many outstanding questions regarding the future relationship between the UK and EU. An important question is how the delivery of Brexit will affect the provision of public services and the wider remit of the public sector? This session will seek to provide clarity around the potential opportunities and risks facing public services during this transition.