Webinar

The Role of Regulators in Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth

Join us for this webinar in partnership with the UK Regulators Network with an expert panel.

In partnership with the UKRN

Date & time

30 Apr 2024

14:00 - 15:30

Attendance type

Online

Where

Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Net zero and sustainability

Economic growth and prosperity

In November 2023 the UK Government opened a consultation on “Smarter Regulation: Regulating for Growth,” seeking to more clearly define and build on the role of regulators in promoting economic growth across the country. As the consultation states “Economic growth delivers better outcomes for all of society: it helps to address the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis, ensure businesses continue to start, grow and thrive and continue the UK’s role as a world leader.” Successfully supporting economic growth of course will require regulators to collaborate ever more closely with organisations across the sectors. With this in mind WIG is delighted to once again partner with the UK Regulators Network (UKRN) for this panel webinar.

Tune in live to hear expert insights and share your thoughts on topics including:

  • The implications of defining economic growth as ‘sustainable’, and what this will mean in practise for regulators across different industries 
  • How regulators can work with key stakeholders within their remits, to effectively balance the growth duty with other statutory duties or objectives
  • How expanding the growth duty to more regulators could enable enhanced cross-sector collaboration and long-term thinking to address barriers to growth

Further speakers TBC

Speakers

Ian Runacres manages the FCA’s Regulatory Reform Unit, which advises teams in the FCA on the implementation of the new Secondary International Competitiveness and Growth Objective. He has previously held roles as Private Secretary to the Chair of the FCA, and in Competition and Supervision, specialising in investment management. He previously worked as an equity analyst and fund manager before joining the FCA in 2014.

Hugh Burns is Senior Private Secretary to the CEO of the PRA (and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England), Sam Woods.  In this capacity he manages the CEO’s private office, and advises him on policy and supervisory matters. Hugh has worked at the Bank of England for 11 years;  spending most of that time working as an economist in the Financial Stability department. Immediately before his current role, Hugh led the team responsible for developing the PRA’s post-Brexit regulatory policy framework.

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In partnership with the UKRN

Date & time

30 Apr 2024

14:00 - 15:30

Attendance type

Online

Where

Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Net zero and sustainability

Economic growth and prosperity

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