Meeting Archive:
Spring Budget 2017: the 'need to know' for business

Meeting Description:
The Spring Budget – the first of two Budgets in 2017 – will be an important opportunity for the Chancellor to set out the Government’s plans and vision for the UK as the economy just weeks before the Prime Minister’s deadline for triggering the Article 50 process.
Join the CBI’s Chief economist, Rain Newton-Smith, and the CBI’s tax and fiscal policy team who will provide an overview of the CBI’s analysis of the statement. During this webinar, we will discuss what the Chancellor’s policy announcements mean for business, followed by a live and interactive Q&A session.
Date: Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM GMT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): CBI Tax & Fiscal policy team
 Presenter Information
Rain Newton-Smith
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Rain is CBI Chief Economist
She leads the team which provides economic analysis and our prestigous surveys.
Rain was most recently head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics where she managed a large team of economists and was the lead expert on China. 
She provided macroeconomic forecasts and analysis on China's role in the global economy and the development of Asia, helping a range of companies and international financial institutions to expand into new markets and grow their business.
Rain was honoured by the World Economic Forum in 2012 as a Young Global Leader.

Jon Neale
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Jon is responsible for guiding and shaping UK-specific research outputs for JLL
As well as heading the 17-strong UK research team, I am responsible for guiding and shaping UK-specific research outputs for JLL – ranging from publications and consultancy work to public speaking and social media. Recent successes include the ‘Digital London’ report on Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Aldgate, the JLL-Glenigan commercial construction index and the annual alternative property survey.
Jon has over ten years’ experience of working in property, and his career has spanned both commercial and residential as well as the public and private sectors. His current interests include the rise of the alternative property sectors and the growing focus on regional economic performance and devolution, but his real passion is urban design and placemaking.

Nigel Watson
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Nigel is Group Information Services Director at Northumbrian Water Group.
Nigel has worked in business and IT roles across a range of competitive industries for more than 30 years. His work experience includes leadership of transformation programmes for leading organisations including GE Capital, Microsoft, Travelport and Vodafone, often across the globe. He has been with Northumbrian Water Group for the last year as Programme Director for Transformation. The role includes market opening for non-household customers, taking the household customer experience to the next level and world-class Asset Management. From 3 October 2016 Nigel has taken up the role of Group Information Services Director.