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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice for Northern Ireland

What does economic justice mean for Northern Ireland?

The UK economy is not working. It is no longer delivering rising standards for a majority of the population. Too many people are in insecure jobs; young people are set to be poorer than their parents; the nations and regions of the UK are diverging further.

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was established in 2016 in the wake of the vote to leave the EU to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to make recommendations for reform. Its final report Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy, published in September 2018, made the case for a radical overhaul of our economy.

Join IPPR for an interactive event exploring paths to economic justice in Northern Ireland. Speakers representing business, civil society, trade unions and cooperatives will come together to respond to your ideas about fairness and prosperity in the nation's economy.

This event is open to all and will take place on Thursday 30 January, 5.30-8.30pm at The Duncairn, Duncairn Ave, Belfast BT14 6BP. The event will open with refreshments at 5.30pm, with speeches beginning at 6.00pm. There will be drinks and activities from 7.30-8.30pm. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Grainia Long, Commissioner for Reslience, Belfast City Council
  • Patricia McKeown, Northern Ireland Secretary, UNISON
  • Charlie Fisher, Programme Manager, DTNI
  • Alice McLarnon, Founder, Belfast Cleaning Society
  • Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community NI
  • Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

This event is part of a series, which has been generously supported by Friends Provident Charitable Foundation.