16 March, 2023
9.15am - 10.30am


David Smith
David Smith
Job Title
Economics Editor
The Sunday Times

Budget breakfast 2023: assessing the spring statement


Join David Smith, Economics Editor at The Sunday Times, as he unravels the new forecasts, highlighting what it will mean for businesses across the UK.

After dissecting the statement, you can put your questions to David in a 20-minute Q&A.

Please note: This is a hybrid event, with David analysing the spring budget live at RSA House, in London, and taking questions from a live audience as well as online. The date of this event will be subject to change should the announcement be rescheduled. We will inform you of any changes, should they arise, as soon as possible.

More about David Smith:

David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. Since 2016 he has also been writing a weekly column for The Times, where he worked from 1984 to 1989.

David Smith is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism; Mrs Thatcher’s Economics; North and South; From Boom to Bust; UK Current Economic Policy; Eurofutures; Will Europe Work?; Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order; The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next, and – in 2015 – Something Will Turn Up; Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future.

He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University. He has won several awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and the 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards.