I'll be honest, upfront and open with you - this is a plug. However, it is a plug for something which is both free and interesting so I hope you will bear with me.
On Wednesday 23rd of June the TaxPayers' Alliance and the Insitute of Economic Affairs will be holding a post-Emergency Budget Briefing to present the analysis and thoughts of a panel of experts on George Osborne's first Budget as Chancellor.
The line-up is:
Ruth Lea (chair), Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group
Philip Booth, Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs
Mike Denham, TPA Research Fellow and former Treasury and City Economist
Allister Heath, Editor of City AM
Graeme Leach, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Institute of Directors
William Norton, City Solicitor and lead researcher for the James Review
John Redwood MP
Matthew Sinclair, Research Director, TaxPayers’ Alliance
David B. Smith, Beacon Economic Forecasting
so it should be a really interesting event with, of course, the opportunity to ask questions on any given Budget topic you like. As well as being the first analysis of the Emergency Budget, this is also the main event for those who believe there is an alternative to just hiking taxes and constantly growing the size of the state.
Here are the key details:
9.45am for 10.00am, Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Harvey Godwin Suite, Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space.
I look forward to seeing some readers of the Devil's Knife there!