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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice for the South West

What does economic justice mean for the South 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 South West to put your thoughts on fairness and prosperity in the region's economy to leading figures from civil society, business and local government.

This event is open to all and will take place on Thursday 21st November, 5.30-8:30pm at Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1 1BW. 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:
  • Cllr Phil Bialyk, Leader of Exeter City Council
  • Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR
  • Elaine Cook, CEO, Devon Communities Together
  • Wendy Hart, Founder and Director, Community Nudge Builders
  • Thomas Bourne, Founder of Greenheart Consulting, and Trustee of the Soil Association

Follow the link below to register.

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