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Future Forum 2016

Future Forum: How can the Bank of England serve society and maintain stability in times of change?

Photo: courtesy of Chris Ratcliffe, Bloomberg


On Friday 14 October 2016, the Bank of England hosted Future Forum in Birmingham.


This event brought together people from different sectors of the community to discuss our role in promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom in times of uncertainty, with the following central question:

How can the Bank of England serve society and maintain stability in times of change?

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The Bank’s Governors spent the morning visiting locations across the Midlands, listening to the views and concerns of local business leaders, technology developers, representatives from the voluntary and education sectors, and the wider public.



 

 

 

The Governors then joined together for an afternoon session held at Birmingham Town Hall, where they discussed what they heard and considered actions for the Bank to take forward.

A webcast of the event is available below, and you can join the conversation on Twitter using #FutureForumBoE.

This year’s Future Forum 2017 focuses on talking about economics and how the financial world affects your life, and what the Bank can do to raise public understanding of its role.

 

Summaries from the morning roundtable sessions

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Mark Carney, Governor
 

How can the Bank, with its responsibility for monetary and financial stability, support the most vulnerable members of society?
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Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability

What are the key economic challenges that smaller firms expect to face in the future? How can we improve access to finance for SMEs in the current environment?
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Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking

How can we improve trust and understanding in the Bank of England and why should that matter?
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Sam Woods, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, CEO of the PRA
 
What challenges do large companies expect to face in their ability to access funding and manage risk through the banking and insurance sectors?
 
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Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy

How can the Bank of England help students better understand its role in and impact on the economy?
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Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer
 
How can the Bank of England support technological innovation in the future?

Summaries from the afternoon plenary

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 Plenary 1
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 Plenary 2
How can the Bank of England serve society and maintain stability in times of change?
The Governors joined together at Birmingham Town Hall where they discussed what they heard and considered actions for the Bank to take forward.
 

 

Key themes and next steps

Key themes and next steps. Click to read more

View Future Forum 2016 - Key themes and next steps in Welsh.