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The Big Picture | UK Budget in Focus

With the challenges of Brexit and a looming slow-down in the global economy exacerbated by the ongoing trade tensions between the USA and China, the global free trade consensus faces its biggest challenge since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. Despite the gains that free trade has brought in the last 30 years, notably lifting more people out of absolute poverty faster than at any other time in world history, support for globalisation and open borders has fallen dramatically in developed economies, threatening the system that many businesses rely on.

Join a panel of experts as we discuss the threats to the current international trading system and whether reform can preserve the benefits of free trade whilst responding to the current challenges.