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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice for the West Midlands

What does economic justice mean for the West Midlands?

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 West Midlands to have your say on the fairness of the economy in the region. Liam Byrne MP will be joined by leading figures from politics, civil society, business and trade unions in the West Midlands to respond to audience questions and reflections on prosperity and economic justice.

This event is open to all and will take place on Thursday 4th July, 5.30-8:00pm at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE. The event will open with refreshments at 5.30pm, with speeches beginning at 6.00pm. It will then finish with further refreshments between 7.30-8.00pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

Liam Byrne MP, Birmingham Hodge Hill

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

More speakers to be announced.

To register, please follow the link below. 

Audience members will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions on key themes relating to economic justice, as well as 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.