Tuesday 13 June 2023, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Join the Work Foundation and a panel of experts to review the labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics and what it means for workers, businesses and communities in international context.
The UK’s workforce is smaller than it was pre-pandemic with the OECD labelling it the ‘worse performer’ in the G7 for workforce participation since Covid-19. Employers are struggling to recruit, and workers continue to live through an unparalleled and enduring crisis in living standards.
Against this backdrop, the IMF has forecast that the UK economy will not suffer a recession in 2023 and has recommended the Government should look to alleviate sectoral and skilled labour shortages. While other economists have stated that inflation remains ‘sticky’ and warned that the UK could face a recession in 2024.
But how unique is the UK’s labour market compared to other countries? Has the pandemic had a different kind of impact here, and what role does Brexit continue to play? What are the global trends shaping the future of the UK jobs market and what role can Government play to stimulate growth in the future?
Join the Work Foundation and a panel of experts to review the labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics and what it means for workers, businesses and communities in an international context.
- Ana Andrade, Europe Economist, Bloomberg Economics
- David Blanchflower, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
- Montserrat Gomendio, former Head of Skills at OECD and former Secretary of State for Education, Spain
- Ben Harrison, Director, Work Foundation