New Statesman Spotlight Debates is a new quarterly event series focused on some of the most challenging questions facing policymakers today. Featuring high-profile journalists, politicians and academics, the debates will gather thought leaders and decision makers for an evening of stimulating discussion and exclusive networking opportunities. As the UK considers its pandemic recovery, bold, fresh policy thinking is more urgent than ever. The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political weekly, has been at the forefront of policy debate since its founding in 1913. The event will take place from 18:30 until 20:00