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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice for Scotland

What could economic justice mean for Scotland?

The UK economy is not working for people in Scotland and across the UK as a whole. It is no longer delivering rising living standards for a majority of the population. Too many people are in insecure jobs; young people are set to be poorer than their parents; many parts of the UK are being left behind as the nations and regions diverge 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.

IPPR Scotland is now delighted to invite you to join us for an event exploring paths to economic justice in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, will open the event with her vision for the Scottish economy, before a panel of community, business and trade union leaders come together to respond to key questions on fairness and prosperity in the nation's economy.

This event is open to all and will take place on Wednesday 22 January 2020, 2.30-5.00pm at The National Museum of Scotland, Lothian St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. The event will open with refreshments at 2.30pm, with speeches beginning at 3.00pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

Russell Gunson, Director, IPPR Scotland

Mary Senior, Scotland Official, University and College Union

Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

Martin Avila, Director, Kinning Park Complex SCIO

Dr Angela O'Hagan, Deputy Director, Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland

To register for this event, please follow the link below.

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