In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist

In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist

04 December 2020


11:00 - 12:30




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In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist

As businesses across the UK continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, we are delighted to be joined by CBI’s Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith for an in-depth discussion on the UK and global economic landscape.

Rain Newton-Smith has been at the forefront of CBI’s daily contact with key government teams, the treasury and other stakeholders throughout the pandemic. During this webinar, Rain will report on how the UK economy is now performing following the various government support schemes, discussing what policies have been effective and give her reflections on the chancellor's winter economic plan. Rain will discuss how business support will need to evolve as we head into the winter months with rising infection rates and further regional restrictions.

Rain leads our team on providing in-depth economic analysis, including our prestigious business surveys. She has been a regular commentator on the economy on various tv and radio channels providing leaders with advice on the UK and global economy and the challenges that lie ahead for business.



Attend this exclusive online event and you will:

  • Hear from Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, as she gives fresh perspectives and insight into the UK economy, and what lies ahead for local business
  • Reflections on the chancellor’s winter economic plan; where are the ‘rays of light’ in the economy and what policies have been effective and helped boost confidence?
  • What has been the impact of the government support schemes that have been put in place over the past few months, including the CBILs, JRS, eat out to help out, stamp duty relief and the extension of the VAT cut in certain sectors
  • Receive a detailed view of how the UK and international economy is performing and what this could mean for your future business planning and decision making.



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Anne Cullom

Anne Cullom

Events Manager - East of England