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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice for the North West

What does economic justice mean for the North West?

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 event involving people from across the North West to share your experience and put your questions to policymakers and community leaders. The event will take place on Thursday 27th June, 5:30-8:00pm at Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. The event will open with refreshments at 5:30pm, with speeches beginning at 5:55pm. It will then finish with further refreshments between 7:30-8:00pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Steve Rotheram, Mayor, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Lynn Collins, Regional Secretary, North West Trades Union Congress

Claire McColgan MBE, Director, Culture Liverpool

Claire Dove, Chief Executive, Blackburne House and Member of the Commission on Economic Justice

Furqan Naeem, Community Organiser, Greater Manchester Citizens

Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR and Founder of the Centre for Economic Justice

Sean Beech, North West Clients and Industries Lead Partner, Deloitte

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

Audience members will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions on key themes related to economic justice and sign up to speak about their experience of the economy during the event.

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