InterAxS FireHouse Chat: The UK Economic impact of C19, James Sproule, Senior Economic Adviser to LEK
A few takeaways - for the UK what happens to house prices will be significant, Government spending will rise sharply and could offset the massive decline anticipated in consumer spending.
Monetary policy will not be the
solution, Governments will have to show leadership with tools such as VAT
deferment. Preserving employment will be key. On a positive note UK corporates
are sitting on around £350 bn in cash.
InterAxS in partnership with Firehouse Communications would like to invite you to our first virtual InterAxs Firehouse Chat, to be held for a selected audience, in a format to be developed in the light of feedback over the weeks ahead.
Our first guest speaker is James Sproule, the Senior Economic Adviser to LEK, the international strategy consulting firm, and holder of Chief Economist roles previously with Accenture and the Institute of Directors. Under Chatham House Rule, he will provide a top-down analysis of the UK economy by key sectors, based on current analysis, to assess the impact of Covid19.
As with previous events, the audience will be a key element in the value of the discussion, with C-suite representation including from trade bodies, the Board of Trade, leading private equity houses and half a dozen or so senior institutional investor analysts and/or CIOs.
The format will be as follows:
Monday 6 April
1030 – Opening address from Guest Speaker, James Sproule
1050 – facilitated Q&A, chaired by Simon Brocklebank-Fowler, with prioritised and filtered written questions from the audience
There will be a short online survey for feedback on the event and/or brief calls from our colleagues to establish any guidance for future events.
The series is intended to be bi-weekly and form part of a future annualised series.
To be fully compliant with MiFID II there will be a small charge of £100 attached to this event. Going forward, this can be paid as an annual subscription fee.
Please register here and we will issue the Zoom codes required for log-in.