Monday 12 June 2017

Britain at a crossroads: shaping the nation’s post-Brexit labour market

Joint Resolution Foundation and CBI Labour Market Conference

Britain’s labour market is at a crossroads, with Brexit, globalisation and the march of technology set to fundamentally change the world of work over the coming years. Planning for these changes should be top of the new government and British businesses’ to do list.

What will Brexit really mean for native and migrant workers, and the firms that employ them? Should we be concerned about the growing gig economy and the rise of the robots? Does the National Living Wage mean the era of cheap labour is coming to an end?

The Resolution Foundation and the CBI jointly hosted a half-day conference in Westminster with leading employers, economists and policy makers to discuss the big labour market issues facing Britain and how to shape its post-Brexit future.

Where are we starting from? The changing state of the UK Labour Market

Neil Carberry, Director for People and Skills, CBI

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium

Paul Gregg, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, University of Bath

Alan Manning, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation

Addressing people’s concerns: how should the world of work change?

Kate Bell, Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department, TUC

Sir David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement

Lindsay Judge, Senior Analyst, Resolution Foundation

Matthew Taylor, Chair of the Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices

David Willetts, Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation

The consequences of Brexit: adjusting to a post-EU labour market

Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers’ Union

Stephen Clarke, Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation

Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI

Jonathan Wadsworth, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Gareth Vale, Marketing Director at Manpower Group