Our events

The UKRN regularly organises events, breakfast briefings and lunchtime seminars, often jointly with other organisations, such as the Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG), the Policy Exchange, the Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, Indepen, Which? and the Office for National Statistics.

Below you can find a list of our most recent events.


11 Jul – Joint Policy Exchange and UKRN event: ‘How can Government and regulators keep up with disruptive innovation?’
A roundtable debate exploring a number of questions around regulation and innovation, with representatives from economic regulators and industry from across the sectors, with john Penrose Mp and Alan Mak MP.
You can read the summary blog here.

27 Jun – Office for National Statistics – User Event for Business Price Consultation
This event launches a consultation which gives users the opportunity to shape the transformation of the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Services Producer Price Index (SPPI). The event is aimed at anyone who uses the PPI or SPPI for forecasting, monitoring the economy, contract negotiations, etc. and will also provide an update on current development work plans and progress including: sample improvement work; the introduction of annual chain linking; and legislative changes.

19 Jun – UKRN Annual Conference
Our Annual Conference is an opportunity for our members to network with peers, learn about some of the work taking place across the network and participate in workshops.
We are planning to issue a summary of the conference shortly, so if you are interested to receive a copy, please email the UKRN Office.

16 Jan – Policy Exchange event, supported by the UKRN and Citizens Advice: ‘Switched on? Are switching sites a sign of a healthy or broken market?’
The session explored the debate about whether switching is as a great idea as it seems in principle, with a panel of engaging speakers from government, industry and consumer groups.



30 Nov – UKRN + WIG Regulatory Enforcement workshop
The event explored how to deliver the best outcomes for customers through regulatory enforcement. It was of interest to regulators, regulated industries, lawyers and other interested parties. Speakers included Richard Khaldi, Senior Director, Customers and Casework at Ofwat, Claire Simpson, Director, UKRN, and John Cooper, Partner, Gowling.

21 Nov – UKRN + ONS lunchtime seminar: ‘Inflation indices in price control decisions’
The session featured a keynote presentation from the ONS, exploring developments, improvements and timescale on CPI and CPIH, as well as the latest trends and analysis on PPI. Speakers also included Ofwat, Ofgem and the SSRO who  shared their views on the journey from RPI to CPI so far in water regulation; a comparison of RPI, CPI and other indices in energy; and an overview of price control in the regulation of single source MOD contracts.
Attendance to this event was restricted to UKRN members.
The agenda and presentations can be accessed here.

8 Sep – UKRN + LTIIA conference: ‘UK infrastructure regulation: opportunities to align the interest of investors and consumers’
The programme and presentations can be accessed here.

6 Jul – UKRN + Indepen Forum
The Indepen Forum brought together regulators, companies and investors to discuss the state of independent economic regulation in the UK. The debate was chaired by David Gray, chairman of Ofgem, with Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority and James Wardlaw, partner at Campbell Luytens contributing as speakers.
A note of the event can be accessed here.