As George Osbourne announced the budget, and the news channels all raced to give you live updates, you might wonder how it may affect you and the industry you work in. Who better to explain than a conference speaker that can make sense of it all?
He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer over the course of the previous recession in the UK (91/92). While the issues he had to tackle at the time were very different, he can certainly offer insight on the decisions and run up to putting a budget together – and making a plan to execute them.
As Chancellor for the Exchequer during the start of this recession, he was tasked with the budgets that made the first response to the global financial crisis. Given his experience, he is well placed to offer an opinion on what the effects of the budget will be and also the wider effects of Europe’s economic impact on the UK.
An economist born in Greece, you may have seen her face feature quite a bit on the news over the past few weeks. Having written a book Greekonomics on Greece’s financial woes in 2012, she spelt out what a Grexit might look like. We could be soon to find out if her predictions are correct!
His position as former Chief Economist Standard Chartered Bank and now Advisor to Boris Johnson arms him with a vast understanding of the UK.
With his expertise in the economics of wages and employment, David is perfectly placed to put the Budget into real terms for an audience. He is particularly skilled at unpacking the jargon and explaining the tough stuff in a way that non-experts can understand.
A well know face to BBC news fans, he reports on all things economic. With the exposure he gets to breaking economic stories, there is no brief he cannot tackle. His blog gets over 2.5 million views each month – a feat I don’t think I’ll match with this one!
An exceptional author with multiple books and columns on the subject of monetary economics, there will certainly be a few ears to the ground waiting for his reaction to the budget. He is one of the few conference speakers who can claim he predicted the recession, and more recently has written a book explaining what is wrong with the EU.