Donald Trump’s surprise US election win and the vote for Brexit symbolise how the winds are changing from a societal, economic and regulatory perspective.

Although there is acceptance in government of the benefits of capitalism as a means to deliver prosperity, the Prime Minister has, in response, spoken of the need for a ‘new economic approach that works for everyone’; with businesses needing to reform. Our fairer capitalism series aims to explore what this means in practice for business.

At the inaugural panel debate, we invited a panel of business leaders to debate the issues in front of a senior legal and executive audience, asking what opportunities might a regulatory upheaval create and what could a new blueprint for capitalism look like? Is more regulation necessary and how can we encourage more investment for the long-term?