Last Thursday (May 17th) saw Michael Page Policy, in partnership with Hume Brophy and CIPR Public Affairs, host a topical debate on the potential ramifications for The City after Brexit. We had a distinguished panel brilliantly chaired by Rt Hon Esther McVey, former Minister for Employment, and expertly supported by:
- James Wharton MP, DCLG Minister and sponsor of European Union (Referendum) Bill 2013-14
- Mark Boleat, Chairman of the City of London Policy and Resources Committee
- Andy Silvester, Head of Campaigns at the Institute of Directors
- Emma Reynolds, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government
The panel, with input from those in attendance, discussed the wide range of arguments for and against leaving the European Union and explored the ramifications of both potential outcomes. The event also provided an opportunity for attendees and our panellists to discuss the issues of the day over drinks. This was the first of several topical discussions that Michael Page Policy & Hume Brophy will be hosting together over the course of 2016.
As the referendum draws closer and whichever way you intend to vote, the one certainty is that the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union will change.
From a market perspective, Michael Page Policy has already had several discussions with organisations who are looking at their contingency plans. Some of these discussions have included the necessity to beef up European Public Affairs and Trade Policy expertise.
If you are interested in a confidential discussion about recruiting such experts, or are in need of help with your next career move, please contact Kas Rothwell, Operating Director at Michael Page Policy.
T: 020 7269 2494