MY WORK ON A MORE ENTERPRISING CONSERVATISM

21st June 2017

Having spent fifteen years as an entrepreneur before coming to Parliament, one of my central missions as a Member of Parliament has been to champion the role of enterprise and business as the engine of our prosperity, as well as campaigning to make our public sector and Government work in a much more business-like manner.

This is a mission I have taken through my work as Government Life Science Adviser, Minister at the Business and Health departments and as Chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board and Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum.

As we look towards a future outside the European Union, this mission is more vital than ever. Fundamentally, we don’t just need a Government for enterprise, but a more enterprising Government.

This is an agenda I have set out in a range of articles over the last seven years (click here), and am taking forward with a new campaign this Parliament.

Big Tent Ideas Festival

Politics is undergoing a tectonic shift. That’s why this year I launched the first-ever Big Tent Ideas Festival, aiming to tackle the most difficult policy challenges we face. Bringing together over a hundred thinkers across the political spectrum, we discussed new ideas on everything from Brexit to intergenerational fairness, centred around three main themes: Politics, Society and Economy.

The Big Tent Ideas Festival is part of the new Capital Ideas Foundation, and will be setting off round the country over the next twelve months as the forum for the best new ideas in public policy. Click below and join us.

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Publications

5th November 2017 Let's make science funding part of the aid budget – and help British tech save the world by George Freeman | The Telegraph


4th October 2017 Conservatives need to give people a vision they can believe in by George Freeman | The Times


1st October 2017 How do we Tories turn this around? Five ideas for conference by George Freeman | The Telegraph