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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Economic Justice in the South East

What does economic justice mean for the South East?

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 Kent and the wider South East. Speakers representing business, civil society, trade unions and cooperatives will come together to respond to your ideas about fairness and prosperity in the local economy.

This event is open to all and will take place on Thursday 13 February, 5.30-8.30pm in the Queens Room at Winter Gardens, Fort Cres, Margate CT9 1HX. 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. 

Speakers include:

Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Jess Search, Chief Executive, Doc Society and Chair of IPPR

Gurvinder Sandher, Chief Executive, Kent Equality Cohesion Council

Kresse Wesling MBE, Co-Founder & Director, Elvis & Kresse

Baroness Alison Suttie, Liberal Democract Member of the House of Lords

Jemma Cullen, Artist and Open School East Alumnus

Further speakers to be announced.

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