The Corporate Colonisation of UK Politics
Wednesday 25 March 2015
The Wesley Hotel
81-103 Euston Street
Please join the High Pay Centre to discuss our new report analysing the revolving door between business and politics and the creep of business into both government departments and UK political institutions. This will be the final report under our corporate power project funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. As part of this project the High Pay Centre has held a series of debates around corporate power, including corporate governance regulations, tax avoidance, and lobbying, and produced a video and essay collection about how citizens could address excessive corporate power.
Report author Professor Stephen Wilks will be joined by Labour MP Paul Flynn, of the Public Administration select committee, and the Head of Research at Transparency International UK, Nick Maxwell,to discuss the report. Professor Wilks is a Professor of Politics at the University of Exeter where he also served for four years as Deputy Vice Chancellor. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council and chaired its Research Strategy Board.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Please email email@example.com to reserve your place. The discussion will be followed by a wine and canapes reception.
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