Established in 1977, the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) is a registered charity dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between Parliament and the worlds of business, industry and commerce for the public benefit.
This is achieved by encouraging dialogue between legislators and wealth generators from all sectors of business. The IPT is independent, non-partisan and non-lobbying. Specifically the IPT provides programmes of study, research, education and training in the organisation and practice of industry and commerce, and also of the administration of Government both within the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The following are the ways the IPT achieves its aims:
Fellowships for MPs, MEPs, Peers and parliamentary officers, allowing them to spend time with one or more organisations in a range of industries. This enables parliamentarians to gain a greater understanding of the inner workings of business and enhance their appreciation of the impact of legislation on a company; Study programmes and events for companies and organisations in the Houses of Parliament and in the European Institutions. These programmes offer participants insight into the mechanics of the legislative process, learning from those at the heart of political decision-making; Attachment schemes for civil servants, enabling them to see the parliamentary process at first hand in the company of an MP or MEP.
To ensure that the United Kingdom has the best business-informed Parliament and the best parliamentary-informed business community in Europe.
Our Charitable Objects
The IPT was established to promote industry and commerce and the efficient and effective administration of government for the benefit of the public. This is achieved by promoting mutual understanding between legislators and wealth generators from all sectors of business.
Specifically, the IPT provides programmes of study, research, education and training in respect of the organisation and practice of industry and commerce, and also of the administration of Government both within the United Kingdom and the European Union. In this section of the website you can find out about the history of the IPT , download our Annual Review and read about our governance
IPT has cross-party support:
"Since it was founded in 1977, the IPT has dedicated itself to building bridges between legislators and the business community. All parliamentarians need a good understanding of business, as it is the creators of wealth who produce the jobs and prosperity we need. The IPT Fellowship programme is a unique opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of commerce and industry through direct experience. It helps immensely in developing a two-way dialogue that can only benefit us all.”
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
“The work of the Industry and Parliament Trust is invaluable in promoting greater understanding between legislators and the business community. Strong, well-informed links between parliamentarians and business people are central to the creation of sensible legislation that will benefit commerce and the wider economy, as well as society as a whole.” The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats
"I strongly support Politicians building a better understanding of the issues British businesses face. The Industry and Parliament Trust is an invaluable link between Parliamentarians and the businesses and people who have made our economy so strong over the past 10 years.”
The IPT organises a range of activities for both parliamentarians and corporate representatives.
Fellowships, Study Programmes, Civil Service Programme, Events, Research.
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