Will a hung parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 26, 2010

parliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

– What will this really mean for British business?
– How will the markets and sterling react?
– Will a hung parliament scare off international investors?
– Could the economy survive a second general election within a year?

Thomson Reuters has put together an expert panel that will look at the real and practical implications of a hung parliament on the UK economy and what this will mean for British business.

Angela Knight: Chief Executive, British Banking Association

Bobby Duffy: Managing Director, Public Affairs, Ipsos MORI

David Owen: Chief Financial Economist at Jefferies International

Professor Philip Cowley: Parliamentary and constitutional expert, Nottingham University and co-author of The British Election 2010

The debate will be chaired by Jodie Ginsberg, Reuters UK and Ireland Bureau Chief. There will be an opportunity for the audience to put questions to the panel.

Please join us at this exclusive Thomson Reuters event at 8:30 AM on Friday 30 April 2010 at the Thomson Reuters Building, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 5EP.

Security for the event requires that you are pre-registered to attend. RSVP to
lynsey.greenwood@thomsonreuters.com or 0207 542 5739

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