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Britain and the Single Market - real impact and future prospects, London, 14 October 2013

Membership of the common market has been a crucial argument for the UK's accession to the European Economic Community in 1973. Moreover, it is frequently argued that the UK has punched far above its weight in creating and shaping the Single European Market that we have today. But it is frequently also argued that the Single Market has been more of a problem than an advantage to the British economy, and that it has stifled rather than facilitated growth.

Glancing Back

After 40 years of membership, what has been the real impact of the single market on British economy? What impact has it had on jobs, growth and inward investment in the UK?

Looking Forward

How much influence does the UK have when it comes to the future development of the single market? Could a more centralized Eurozone decision-making destroy the single market or can the UK and the other non-eurozone countries assure a level playing field for non-Eurozone EU members?  Looking forward, the panel will analyse possible scenarios for the Single Market in a bigger and possibly more diverse European Union.

Date | Monday, 14 October 2013
Time | 9.30am for 10.00 am - 12.00pm
Venue| Europe House, 32, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU