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Workshop

ON HOLD - Inside the Treasury: Avenues for Cross-Sector Collaboration

WIG is delighted to welcome senior officials from His Majesty's Treasury to this half-day workshop exploring the role and remit of HMT.

Date & time

10 Jul 2024

10:30 - 14:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Manchester and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Economic growth and prosperity

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

Trade and international affairs

With economic challenges and opportunities on the horizon for the UK, understanding the Treasury’s approach to fostering economic stability and growth is more crucial than ever. “Inside the Treasury: Avenues for Cross-Sector Collaboration” is a half-day workshop offering a dive deep into the workings of the Treasury. In this session, senior officials from His Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) will shed light on the Treasury’s strategies to ensure economic resilience and promote sustainable growth amidst global uncertainties.

With Speakers:                                                                                                                               

  • Beth Russell, Second Permanent Secretary
  • Jess Glover, Director General, Productivity and Growth
  • Nick Donlevy, Director, Public Spending
  • Matthew Taylor, Director, Head of Darlington Economic Campus

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with policymakers, gain insights into government priorities and explore collaborative solutions for economic challenges.

  • Shape structure, remit and responsibilities of the HMT
  • Overarching policy priorities for the HMT

  • The economic outlook and how HMT is looking to support UK economic growth
  • How and where HMT is working with private sector to support growth
  • Role of planning and infrastructure in unlocking UK growth
  • How and where HMT would like to engage with business

  • Fiscal objectives
  • What HMT cares about and why
  • Spending Reviews and budget setting
  • How HMT works with Departments

  • Creating a new hub, the role of the Darlington Economic Campus
  • Supporting ministers’ ambitions

When registering for this event you can choose whether you would prefer to attend in-person or virtually. Please note in-person capacity is limited, and any members we are unable to accommodate face-to-face will be offered the opportunity to join virtually. The livestream will run from 11:00 – 14:00.

 

Beth Russell has recently been appointed as the Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and is based in the Darlington Economic Campus.

Beth has worked in the Treasury since 2000 in a range of policy roles across tax, welfare and public spending. Previous to her current role she was the Director General of Tax and Welfare in the Treasury and the Director General leading the Treasury economic campus in Darlington. 

Her previous Treasury roles included Director of Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions (2013-2017), Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (2011-2013), Deputy Director of General Expenditure Policy (2008-2011), Deputy Director of Environmental and Transport Taxes (2005-07) and Speechwriter for Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor (2001-2005) and Prime Minister (2007-2008).  Beth started her career in Department of Social Security as a policy adviser on welfare (1996-2000).

Jess Glover was appointed to the role of Director General, Growth and Productivity in HM Treasury in July 2023. The Director General Growth and Productivity oversees the Treasury’s work on spending and policies to create sustainable growth across the UK. The Director General also serves as Chief Scientific Adviser for HM Treasury and is Accounting Officer for the Royal Mint Trading Fund.

 

Jess was a Director General (DG) in the Cabinet Office from 2020-2023, first as DG Transition Taskforce (managing the plan for EU exit) and then as DG Planning and Analysis (including leading work on supply chain and labour market disruption after COVID). Prior to that she was a Director in the Cabinet Office on EU exit and trade, and she spent her early career in the Department for International Development, the European Commission, the Cabinet Office, and the Foreign Office with a focus on issues relating to climate change, energy and trade.

Nick is Director for Public Spending in HM Treasury leading on the government's strategic approach to public spending, oversees policy in relation to public sector pay and pensions, and leads HM Treasury’s work on efficiency and productivity. Nick joined HM Treasury in November 2022. Nick was previously Director for Nuclear Capability in the National Security Secretariat (NSS) in Cabinet Office where he supported the National Security Advisor on issues related to the UK’s nuclear deterrent, nuclear security, AUKUS and was responsible for the NSS’s work on Defence policy. Nick is a career civil servant and has worked in a wide range of policy and finance roles across government, including in the Department for Education, Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence. Nick is a qualified accountant and lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and two young boys.

Matthew is a Director in the Strategy, Planning and Budget Group of HM Treasury and the Treasury’s Head of Campus in Darlington. He is the co-head of the Policy Profession in HM Treasury and the SCS sponsor of the North-East Policy Network. He has previously worked as the Treasury’s Europe Director and International Director and was the Deputy Chief Negotiator for the future relationship
with the EU in Taskforce Europe in No 10. He is based out of the Darlington Economic Campus. 

Please note all attendees must register in advance to attend WIG events and may be asked to show photo ID on arrival.

By attending our events, delegates agree to adhere to our terms of engagement.

Event places are non-transferable, but colleagues are welcome to register via our website or email us at [email protected]

Date & time

10 Jul 2024

10:30 - 14:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Manchester and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Economic growth and prosperity

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

Trade and international affairs

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