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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

The UK in the Global Economy

Introducing the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is delighted to invite you to our event 'The UK in the Global Economy'. This will take place on Thursday 9th May, 15.30-19.00 at The Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS, London. The event will open with refreshments at 15.30, with speeches commencing at 16.00. It will then finish with a drinks reception between 18.00-19.00.

The UK economy is not working. It no longer provides rising living standards for the majority, and as more and more people feel economically disenfranchised, the political consequences are being felt across society. Many of the causes of the UK’s poor economic performance go back 30 years or more, pre-dating Brexit and the global financial crisis.

Key trends in the global economy make the task of fundamental reform more urgent. The global slowdown in trade, the growth of debt in major economies and political uncertainty present risks to growth and stability. Environmental breakdown and technological change will have huge impacts on the sustainability and strength of our economic model.

This event will coincide with the launch of the first discussion paper from the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR, on how our economic model must change to meet the challenges ahead. The Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR is our flagship initiative to advance the work of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice whose final report ‘Prosperity & Justice: a Plan for the New Economy’ was published in September 2018. The Patrons of the Centre are the Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress.

Join us as our speakers consider:

  • What does a sustainable growth model for the UK look like in the context of the changing global economy?
  • Are we due another recession? How should policymakers prepare?
  • How can we deliver prosperity and justice in light of these global trends?

15.30     Registration and Refreshments
16.00     Welcome: Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
16.05     Introduction to the Centre: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR
16.15     Keynote: Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
16.40     Panel

  • Dame Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management; Chair, Investment Association; Founder, 30% Club
  • Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) 
  • Randeep Ramesh, Chief Leader Writer, the Guardian 
  • Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR 
  • Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.30     Keynote: Jo Swinson MP, Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Liberal Democrats
17.55     Closing Remarks: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR 
18.00     Drinks Reception
19.00     Close

To register for this event, please use the form below.